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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 30, 2022

Beckley Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

BECKLEY, W.Va. – Kamaria J. Mitchell, 33, of Beckley, pleaded guilty today to distributing 5 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Mitchell admitted to selling more than 5 grams of methamphetamine to a confidential informant outside of her residence on November 16, 2020.  The methamphetamine was tested DEA Laboratory and confirmed to weigh 27.9 grams and was 98% pure.

Mitchell is scheduled to be sentenced on January 19, 2023 and faces a mandatory minimum of  five years and up to 40 years in prison, four years of supervised release, and a $5 million fine.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Beckley/Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit, which is composed of officers from the West Virginia State Police, the Beckley Police Department, and the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department.

United States District Judge Frank W. Volk presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess is prosecuting the case.

A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 5:22-cr-49.

 

 

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Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 30, 2022