Barbour County man admits to drug charge

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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Matthew Scott Mayle, of Philippi, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Mayle, 36, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Fifty Grams or More of Methamphetamine.” Mayle admitted to selling more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in April 2019 in Barbour County.

Mayle faces at least 10 years and up to life incarceration and a fine of up to $10 million. 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 Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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