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Elkins man admits to meth charge

ELKINS — Billy Ray Shamblin, II, of Elkins, has admitted to a drug charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Shamblin, 37, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of distribution of methamphetamine. Shamblin admitted to selling methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” and “ice,” in February 2020 in Randolph County.

Shamblin faces up to 20 years of 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 Mountain Region Drug Task Force investigated.

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