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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Tucker County man sentenced for methamphetamine distribution

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael Brooks Ketterman, of Hambleton, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 60 months incarceration for distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Ketterman, age 31, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine” in October 2018. Ketterman admitted to possessing more than five grams of methamphetamine, also known as “Ice,” in Randolph County in September 2017.

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.

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

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated March 27, 2019