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Virginia man pleads guilty to methamphetamine distribution

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Richard Wayne Scott, 40, of Waynesboro, Virginia, was convicted of methamphetamine distribution today, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Scott admitted to traveling from Virginia to West Virginia as a part of a methamphetamine distribution operation in February 2016. Scott pled guilty to one count of “Interstate travel in furtherance of a drug crime.” He faces up to five years in prison 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 prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided. 

Updated February 28, 2017

Drug Trafficking