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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 11, 2014

Two Convicted For Role In Manufacturing Methamphetamine


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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Two West Virginia residents were convicted in federal court for their role in producing methamphetamine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Krystal Eileen Sisler, 27, of Bartow, West Virginia, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” She faces up to 20 years in prison and fine of up to $250,000.00. An investigation by the Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, the United States Forest Service, the Pocahontas County Sheriff's Office, and the West Virginia State Police revealed that in July 2014, Sisler purchased medications containing pseudoephedrine to be used in manufacturing methamphetamine.

Jamie Nicole Chidester, 26, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, pled guilty to one count of “Possession of Material used in the Manufacturing of Methamphetamine – Aiding and Abetting.” She faces up to ten years in prison and fine of up to $250,000.00. During an investigation by the Randolph and Upshur County Sheriff’s Offices and the Buckhannon Police Department, Chidester was discovered in March 2013 in possession of various materials used in the production of methamphetamine, including coffee filters, lithium batteries, airline tubing air pup, instant cold packs, started fluid, lighter fluid salt, drain cleaner, plastic bottles, a pill crusher, and glass and plastic bottles.

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 defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Warner is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 7, 2015