FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – A man was sentenced Friday to up to 10 years in prison for crimes in relation to possession of Fentanyl.
According to Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Ciliberti Jr., on June 7, 2021, a bench warrant was issued for the arrest of Elgie C. Adkins, age 45 formerly of Scarbro, West Virginia, after Adkins had failed to report to his probation officer in relation to a previously issued felony conviction.
On June 13, 2021, acting based on a tip pertinent to Adkins’ whereabouts, members of the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department were able to locate the defendant at a Pax, West Virginia residence.
Upon conducting a search of the residence, officers located a firearm, digital scales, and a suspected controlled substance which was believed to be heroin.
Adkins admitted to officers that the drugs and firearm were indeed in his possession.
Subsequent laboratory testing of the substance confirmed that it was not heroin as initially suspected, but nine grams of Fentanyl, a Schedule II narcotic controlled substance.
On Friday, November 4, 2022, Elgie C Adkins was sentenced by Circuit Judge Thomas H. Ewing to no less than 2 and no more than 10 years in prison for the felony crime of Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Deliver.
Adkins pled guilty to the offense on August 15, 2022, and must serve a minimum of 2 years in prison before becoming eligible for parole.
The case was prosecuted by Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Ciliberti Jr. and the investigations were conducted by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department.
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