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Randolph County woman sentenced for drug distribution

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Crystal Key Hensley, of Elkins, West Virginia, was sentenced this week to 30 months incarceration for operating a drug house, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Hensley, age 39, pled guilty to one count of “Maintaining Drug-Involved Premises” in January 2019. Hensley admitted to using a place in Elkins to distribute methamphetamine, also known as “crystal” and “ice,” in August 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force; 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. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated May 3, 2019

Drug Trafficking