Hardy County Man Sentenced For Meth Distribution

Larry Allen Lyons, of Moorefield, West Virginia, was sentenced to five years’ probation, with the first three months incarceration, for methamphetamine distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Lyons, age 55, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in January 2020. Lyons admitted to working with others to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine from March 2018 to May 2018 in Mineral, Grant, and Randolph Counties.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the West Virginia State Police; and the Ravenswood Police Department investigated.

This prosecution was brought as a part of the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) Co-located Strike Forces Initiative, which provides for the establishment of permanent multi-agency task force teams that work side-by-side in the same location.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.