West Virginia man sentenced for federal drug charge

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – James Ray Arbogast, age 57, of Elkins, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 63 months in federal prison for distribution of methamphetamine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Arbogast sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant from his Elkins home on several occasions. The sales were caught on video, which shows Arbogast weighing the drugs on a digital scale.

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

The case was investigated by the Mountain Region Drug Task Force.

Chief U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

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