MARTINSBURG – Michael Dwayne Cosner, of Elk Garden, was sentenced to 15 months incarceration for drug distribution,, according to United States Attorney Bill Powell.


MARTINSBURG – Michael Dwayne Cosner, of Elk Garden, was sentenced to 15 months incarceration for drug distribution,, according to United States Attorney Bill Powell.
Cosner, age 40, pled guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in April 2019. Cosner admitted to distributing methamphetamine in March 2018 in Mineral County.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, The West Virginia State Police, and the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force investigated.
The investigation was funded in part by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.