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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Randolph County man pleads guilty to possession of illegal explosive material

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Brian Scott Mayle, 37, of Coalton, West Virginia, pled guilty to possessing an illegal explosive material, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

In July 2016, Mayle who is not a licensee or permittee, received and transported C4 explosive material in Randolph County. He was convicted on one count of “Receipt and Transfer of Explosive Material without a License.”

He faces up to ten years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated January 24, 2017