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Upshur County woman admits to her 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 woman has admitted today to distributing methamphetamines, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. 

Elizabeth Ellen Golden, also known as Liz, age 43, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Golden admitted to conspiring with others to distribute methamphetamine in Upshur County from March 2016 to September 2017.

Golden faces up to 10 years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. 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 January 3, 2018

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