Lewis County man admits to drug distribution

ELKINS, W.Va. – Trenton Farnsworth, of Weston, has admitted to methamphetamine distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced Thursday.

Farnsworth, 30, pled guilty to one count of “Possession With the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Farnsworth admitted to possessing more than five grams of methamphetamine in Barbour County in April 2018.

Farnsworth faces up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $5,000,000. 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 Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Barbour County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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