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Mexican national sentenced for methamphetamine trafficking in Hardy County, WV

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Noel Barrera Silva, 27, a Mexican national living in Moorefield, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 78 months in prison for methamphetamine trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Silva was discovered in possession of four pounds of methamphetamine during a traffic stop in Wardensville, West Virginia. He pled guilty in November 2015 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated May 4, 2016

Drug Trafficking