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Upshur County woman admits to fentanyl charges

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Michaela Dawn Gregory, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, has admitted to selling fentanyl, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Gregory, 26, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Fentanyl” and two counts of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl.” Gregory admitted to having and distributing fentanyl in November 2020 in Upshur County.

Gregory faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each count. 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 Lakes Drug Task Force and the Buckhannon Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated September 23, 2022

Drug Trafficking