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Barbour County woman admits to drug and firearms charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Kayla Lynn Jenkins, of Philippi, West Virginia, has admitted to drug and firearms charges, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Jenkins, 27, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine” and one count of “False Statement in Connection with the Acquisition of a Firearm.” Jenkins admitted to selling methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” and “ice,” in August 2020 in Barbour County. Jenkins also admitted to a form to purchase a 9mm pistol from a dealer in September 2020 in Barbour County.

Jenkins faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1 million for the drug charge and faces up to 10 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000 for the firearms charge. 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 Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated February 9, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses