CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A Nicholas County man who admitted to selling meth out of his home for two years will spend a minimum of 10 years in federal prison.
Brian Craig Crouse, 50, of Belva, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute meth Tuesday before U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
Crouse sold meth and other controlled substances from his home from January 2011 until he was arrested on Jan. 29. Authorities said Crouse obtained meth from various suppliers and that he was given the drugs "on the front" with the expectation he would pay the dealers back after the supply was sold.
He sold 500 to 1,500 grams of meth during that time frame, authorities believe.
Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 20.
The Central West Virginia Drug Task Force conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Hanks handled prosecution.
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