ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Edwin Mack Taylor, of Elkins, West Virginia, is facing drug charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Taylor, 53, was indicted today on five counts of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Taylor is accused of selling methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” and “ice,” in January 2020 in Randolph County.
Taylor faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each count. 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.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.