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Wetzel County woman admits to selling meth near high school

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Jaclyn Starkey, of New Martinsville, West Virginia, has admitted to selling methamphetamine, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Starkey, age 27, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine in Proximity to a Protected Location.” Starkey admitted to selling methamphetamine near Magnolia High School in Wetzel County in April 2019.

Starkey faces up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000. 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 Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

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

Updated October 21, 2019

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