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Ohio and West Virginia residents indicted for methamphetamine distribution

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Eleven people were indicted by a federal grand sitting in Clarksburg on May 7, 2019 on drug distribution charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

The indictment alleges a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, sometimes near Glenville State College, in Gilmer County and elsewhere from the July 2018 to November 2018. Those charged are:

  • Cory Davonta Smith, Jr., age 26, of Barberton, Ohio
  • Michael Anthony Hill, Jr., age 24, of Columbus, Ohio
  • Waitman Larry Frederick, age 41, of Glenville, West Virginia
  • Tressie Lenee Payne, age 23, of Normantown, West Virginia
  • Jeremiah Lee Carr, age 31, of Glenville, West Virginia
  • Brandi Dawn Singleton, age 41, of Burnsville, West Virginia
  • Chet Atkins Massey, age 50, of Sand Fork, West Virginia
  • Jerry Lee Boyers, age 41, of Glenville, West Virginia
  • Joseph Lee Frederick, age 35, of Duck, West Virginia
  • Kisha Starr Riggs, age 31, of Glenville, West Virginia
  • Duncan Currie Canter, age 24, of Burnsville, West Virginia

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Lakes Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated September 16, 2019

Drug Trafficking