Randolph County man indicted on federal gun and drug charges


Richard Connally

ELKINS, W.Va. – A Randolph County man has been indicted on charges related to drugs and a firearm.

Richard Connally, of Montrose, was indicted on methamphetamine and firearms charges, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

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Richard Connally

Connally was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine and one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug crime. Connally is accused of having more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in October 2019 in Randolph County. Connally is also accused of having a 9mm pistol at the time of the methamphetamine possession, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Connally faces at least 10 years and up to life in prison and a fine of up to $10 million on the methamphetamine charge. He faces at least five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for the firearms charge.

The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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