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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 13, 2014

Boone County Drug Dealer Admits Methamphetamine Distribution

Charleston, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced that Terry L. Daugherty, 49, of Nellis, West Virginia pled guilty in federal court in Charleston today to aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. Daugherty admitted that he arranged the delivery of methamphetamine to a home in Nellis that he intended to recover and sell in the Boone County area. Daugherty promised the resident of the home some of the drugs in return for allowing the delivery to his address.  Daugherty also admitted that he had two similar packages of methamphetamine delivered to his own home, but changed the delivery site for the recent package out of concern that his house law enforcement might be watching his own home. Daugherty faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000.00 fine when he sentenced February 23, 2015.

The successful prosecution of Daugherty was the result of the combined efforts of the Drug EnforcementAdministration and the US 119 Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. 

This case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 

Updated January 7, 2015