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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, December 5, 2014

Three Convicted In Methamphetamine Operation


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Three Romney, West Virginia residents were convicted today for their role in the production and distribution of methamphetamine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

An investigation by the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force revealed that Sherry Lynn Woodson, 50, Kelly Christine Gross, 46, and Amanda Marie Matthews, 36, were involved in a methamphetamine production operation.

Woodson was discovered in January 2013 in possession of medication containing pseudoephedrine. She pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

Gross was discovered in January 2013 in possession of medication containing pseudoephedrine. She pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

Matthews admitted to her involvement in the production of methamphetamine throughout late 2013 and early 2014. She pled guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Manufacture Methamphetamine.” She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00.

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 Jarod Douglas is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated January 7, 2015