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West Virginia man admits to federal drug charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA –Steven Michael Hawley, age 36, of Moorefield, West Virginia, has pled guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Hawley worked with others to sell methamphetamine in Moorefield and from a house on Fitzwater Drive in Hardy County.  Hawley, was the last of five co-conspirators to plead guilty.

Hawley is facing up to 20 years in federal prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

The Potomac Highlands Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.



Updated September 1, 2023

Drug Trafficking