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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 25, 2014

Two Convicted On Federal Drug Charges


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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Two people have been convicted of Federal drug charges, according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.

Dorothy Ellen METZ, age 61, of Athens, Georgia, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone” in Randolph County, West Virginia. METZ is free on bond pending sentencing and faces up to 20 years in prison. This case was investigated by the Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force.

Beth Harman OURS, age 46, of Petersburg, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Distribution of Diazepam.” OURS is in custody pending sentencing and faces up to 5 years in prison. This case was investigated by the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner. U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 7, 2015