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Randolph County woman sentenced for methamphetamine charge

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Melissa Ann Slayton, of Elkins, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 100 months of incarceration for methamphetamine distribution, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Slayton, 36, pleaded guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute More Than Five Grams of Methamphetamine” in October 2020. She admitted to having more than five grams of methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth” and “ice,” in November 2019 in Randolph County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force investigated.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

Updated April 29, 2021

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