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Randolph County man sentenced for methamphetamine charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Scott Jackson Hamrick, of Elkins, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 60 months incarceration for his role in a methamphetamine distribution operation, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Hamrick, also known as “Basic,” age 39, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine” in April 2019. Hamrick admitted to conspiring with another to distribute methamphetamine in Randolph County in the spring of 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives, The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Greater Harrison Drug &Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the West Virginia State Police, Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, the Buckhannon Police Department, and the Weston Police Department investigated. 

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

Updated November 14, 2019

Drug Trafficking