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Randolph County woman indicted on methamphetamine, fentanyl, and firearms charges

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Patricia Ann Mahoney, of Elkins, West Virginia, is facing drug and firearms charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Mahoney, 50, was indicted on four counts of “Distribution of Methamphetamine,” one count of “Distribution of Fentanyl,” one count of “ Distribution of More Than Five Grams of Methamphetamine,” and one count of “Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Crime.” Mahoney is accused of selling methamphetamine and fentanyl in April 2019 and February 2020 in Randolph County. She is also accused of having a .22 caliber pistol with her during a drug sale in February 2020.

Mahoney faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each of the distribution charges. She faces at least five years and up to 40 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $5 million for the distribution of more than five grams of meth charge. Mahoney faces at least five years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime charge. 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.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated August 31, 2020

Topics
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Firearms Offenses