ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – An Upshur County man has been sentenced to more than 12 years(151 months) in federal prison for a methamphetamine charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph Bernard announced.
Rodney Rowan, 26 of Buckhannon, pleaded guilty in January 2020 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute at Least 50 Grams of Methamphetamine.” Rowan admitted to having more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in November 2019 in Upshur County.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Kleeh handed down the sentence Monday.
Rowan was also arrested back in 2018 after a car chase with sheriff’s deputies.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, West Virginia State Police, and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office investigated.
Rowan is being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail, awaiting a transfer to a federal facility.