Morgantown man pleads guilty to federal meth charge

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – A Morgantown man has pleaded guilty to distributing large quantities of methamphetamine in the Ohio Valley.

Steven Reger, 46, sold approximately 428.1 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant near a garage in Parkersburg on March 23, 2021. He pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Reger told prosecutors he received $5,000 from that deal and $10,000 from prior drug deals from the confidential informant.

Reger will be sentenced May 17 and faces a mandatory 10-year minimum sentence and a $10 million fine.

Reger was arrested last year in Morgantown after a high-speed police chase. Officers reportedly had to travel at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour near the WVU Creative Arts Center to catch Reger, who said he was “upset” and driving to the hospital.