Harrison County woman admits to drug charge

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Nicole Elaine Cosner, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Cosner, 34, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Buprenorphine – Aiding and Abetting.” Cosner admitted to selling Buprenorphine in September 2019 in Grant County.

Cosner faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $500,000. 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, and the Grant County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

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