Barbour County man admits to drug charge

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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Joseph Wayne Dadisman, of Philippi, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Dadisman, 49, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Possession with intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Dadisman admitted to having more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” and “ice,” in June 2021 in Barbour County.

Dadisman 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 Mountain Region Drug Task Force and the Barbour County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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