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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 10, 2017

Elkins woman pleads guilty to role in crystal meth distribution

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Kayliegh Marre Hartley, 29, of Elkins, West Virginia, was convicted for her role in a methamphetamine distribution operation, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Hartley admitted today to traveling from West Virginia to Virginia in February 2016 to deliver $3,000 from the sale of crystal meth.

Hartley pled guilty to one count of “Interstate Travel in Furtherance of a Drug Crime.” She faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. 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 Crimes Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 10, 2017