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Wetzel County woman admits to distributing methamphetamine

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Megan Leigh Thompson, of Proctor, West Virginia, has admitted to distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Thompson, age 32, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine.” Thompson admitted to distributing methamphetamine from January 2017 to September 2018 in Wetzel County. 

Thompson faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Shawn M. Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration; the Marshall County Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the Monroe County, Ohio, Sheriff's Department; and the New Martinsville Police Department investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

Updated March 26, 2019

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