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Maryland man sentenced for drug distribution

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Phillip Ryan Williams, of McCoole, Maryland, was sentenced today to 30 months incarceration for distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Williams, age 24, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine” in November 2018. He admitted to selling methamphetamine in Mineral County on June 13, 2018.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, The West Virginia State Police, and the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

The investigation was funded 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.

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

Updated February 26, 2019

Drug Trafficking