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Randolph County woman sentenced for cocaine trafficking

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Arica M. Boyles, 27, of Kerens, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 70 months in prison for cocaine trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Arica Boyles and her husband John Boyles collaborated to sell crack cocaine in Tucker County, West Virginia. They each pled guilty in May 2014 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Cocaine Base.” John Boyles was sentenced to 97 months in prison in November 2014 stemming for the couple’s cocaine trafficking activities.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Department investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 8, 2016