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

Monday, October 4, 2021

Jefferson County man sentenced for methamphetamine distribution

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael Anthony Parkinson, of Ranson, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 108 months of incarceration for having a large amount of methamphetamine, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Parkinson, 37, pleaded guilty in May 2021 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Fifty Grams or More of Methamphetamine.” Parkinson admitted to having 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in January 2020 in Jefferson County. During a search of his residence, Parkinson had more than 400 grams of crystal meth, also known as “ice.” It was noted today that on December 21, 2019 in Maryland, he was stopped with 350 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.


Drug Trafficking
Updated October 4, 2021