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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Two Elkins residents convicted for methamphetamine charges

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Elkins residents pled guilty to methamphetamine charges in federal court today, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Christina Crites, 46, of Elkins, West Virginia, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine in Proximity of a Protected Location.” She faces up to forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000.

Joseph Muster, 28, of Elkins, West Virginia, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” He faces up to twenty years in prison 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 Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 31, 2017