Randolph man pleads to meth charge

ELKINS — Jonathan Allen Mowery, of Harman, has admitted to distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Mowery, age 36, pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Mowery admitted to distributing methamphetamine, also known as “ice,” in March 2017 in Randolph County.

Mowery faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1 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 Stephen D. Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives and the Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF).

The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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