Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Grant County woman admits to drug charge

 ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Carrie A. Aughtry, of Petersburg, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Aughtry, also known as “Corey Aughtry,”, 43, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Aughtry admitted to selling methamphetamine in July 2019 in Grant County.

Aughtry faces up to 20 years of incarceration and 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 West Virginia State Police; and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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