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Randolph County woman admits to drug distribution

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Robin Lee Short, of Elkins, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Short, age 39, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Short admitted to selling methamphetamine in October 2017 in Randolph County.

Short faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated January 13, 2020

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