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Press Release

Kanawha County Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Arthur Ray Elkins, 59, of Chesapeake, pleaded guilty today to distribution of 50 grams or more of a mixture and substance containing methamphetamine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on March 6, 2023, Elkins sold 55.5 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant in Chesapeake.

Elkins is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11, 2024, and faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 40 years in prison, at least four years of supervised release, and a $5 million fine.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the U.S. Route 119 Drug Task Force.

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Samuel D. Marsh is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:24-cr-15. 




Updated March 14, 2024

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