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Randolph County woman admits to drug distribution

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Christine Kay Woods, of Elkins, West Virginia, has admitted to methamphetamine distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Woods, age 57, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute More than 5 Grams of Methamphetamine.” Woods admitted to distributing more than five grams of methamphetamine in Randolph County from the fall of 2016 to July 2018. 

Woods faces up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $5,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; and the Elkins Police Department 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.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated January 30, 2019

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