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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Friday, January 6, 2017

Barbour County woman pleads guilty to methamphetamine distribution

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Geniece Pancake, 36, of Belington, West Virginia, was convicted of methamphetamine distribution today, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Pancake pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” She faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated January 6, 2017