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

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Doddridge County woman and Harrison County woman admit to methamphetamine distribution

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Kelly Wright-Meyers, of West Union, West Virginia, and Ashley Wagner, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, have admitted to their involvement in methamphetamine distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Wright-Meyers, age 36, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Wright-Meyers admitted to selling methamphetamine in December 2017 in Harrison County.

Wagner, age 28, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Wagner admitted to working with others to distribute methamphetamine from October 2017 to September 2018 in Harrison County and elsewhere.

Wright-Meyers and Wagner each face up to 20 years incarceration 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 Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. The United States Marshal Service assisted in the arrests.

The investigation was funded in part by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 23, 2019