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Tucker County man admits to methamphetamine distribution

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Donald Allen Poling, of Hambleton, West Virginia, has admitted to drug distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Poling, age 52, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Poling admitted to selling methamphetamine in December 2017 in Tucker County.

Poling 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 and Violent Crimes Task Force investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated March 11, 2019

Drug Trafficking