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Upshur County man admits to methamphetamine charge

ELKINS – Rodney Allen Rowan, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, has admitted to a methamphetamine charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced Monday.

Rowan, 25, pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine. Rowan admitted to having more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in November 2019 in Upshur County.

Rowan faces at least 10 years and up to life incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000,000. 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 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, West Virginia State Police, and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided. Read the original press release here.

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