Coalton man admits to possessing fentanyl in Upshur County

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Zane Matthew Young, of Coalton, West Virginia, has admitted to possessing fentanyl, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Young, 26, pleaded guilty yesterday to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl.” Young admitted to possessing fentanyl in Upshur County in November 2020 with the intent to distribute it.   

Young faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Mountain Lakes Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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