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Upshur County man admits to his role in a methamphetamine distribution operation

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A Buckhannon, West Virginia man has admitted today to distributing methamphetamines, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. 

Brett Allen Reed, age 23, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine - Aiding and Abetting.” He admitted to aiding another person in distributing methamphetamines in Upshur County in March 2017. 

Reed face ups 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 Stephen D. Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives, The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Greater Harrison Drug &Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the West Virginia State Police, Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, the Buckhannon Police Department, and the Weston Police Department investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided. 

Updated November 28, 2017

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