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Mineral County woman sentenced for role in a drug distribution operation

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Brittany Baker, of Elk Garden, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 12 months incarceration for her involvement in a drug distribution conspiracy, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Baker, age 22, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine” in April 2019. Baker admitted to distributing methamphetamine in June 2018 in Mineral County.

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 investigated. 

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.

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

Updated August 5, 2019

Drug Trafficking