Burnsville man indicted on drug and firearm charges

ELKINS, W.Va. (WDTV) -- A Burnsville man was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on firearm and drug charges,

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Elkins, Charles William Masters, 43, was indicted on one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm,” one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine,” and one count of ”Carry a Firearm During a Drug Trafficking Crime.”

Masters is accused of illegally possessing a 9mm pistol while possessing methamphetamine in Lewis County last July.

He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for the first count, up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000,000 for the second count, and up to life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for the third count.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.