Hardy County man admits to drug charge | USAO-NDWV

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Matthew Curtis Delawder, of Moorefield, West Virginia, has admitted to a methamphetamine charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Delawder, 37, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Delawder admitted to selling methamphetamine in Hardy County in October 2020. 

As a part of the plea agreement, Delawder also agreed to forfeit three firearms, ammunition, and $4942 in cash believed to be proceeds from the crime.

Delawder is facing 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 Potomac Highlands Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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