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Randolph County woman admits to methamphetamine charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Tara Lynn Leary, of Valley Head, West Virginia, has admitted to a methamphetamine charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Leary, 32, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute at Least Fifty Grams of Methamphetamine.” Leary admitted to distributing at least 50 grams of methamphetamine fin January 2020 in Randolph County.

Leary faces not less than 10 years and up to life incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000,000 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 Stephen D. Warner 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 May 24, 2022

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