Barbour County man admits to meth charge

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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Austin Jay Robinson, of Belington, West Virginia, has admitted to a methamphetamine charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Robinson, 23, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Robinson admitted to selling methamphetamine in April 2021 in Barbour County.

Robinson faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 investigated.


U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.