Grant County man admits to methamphetamine charge

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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Jeffrey McKinley Rodgers, of Petersburg, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Rodgers, 31, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Rodgers admitted to having more than five grams of methamphetamine in July 2021 in Grant County.

Rodgers faces at least five and up to 40 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $5,000,000. 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 Potomac Highlands Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

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U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.