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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 8, 2016

Charleston man caught with over a kilogram of meth pleads guilty to Federal drug crime

Deployment of K-9 leads to discovery of drugs hidden in vehicle

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man caught with a significant amount of methamphetamine pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced United States Attorney Carol Casto. Craig Jason Hundley, 40, entered his guilty plea to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. 

Hundley admitted that on April 4, 2016, he was stopped on Interstate 64 in Cabell County by a member of the West Virginia State Police. A K-9 named Feera utilized by the West Virginia State Police performed an exterior sniff of Hundley’s car and indicated that drugs were present. When law enforcement searched the car, they found approximately 1,065 grams of methamphetamine concealed in the trunk. 

Hundley faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on November 7, 2016.

The case against Hundley was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy D. Boggess is in charge of the prosecution. The plea hearing was held before Chief United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers.

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 illegal drugs, including methamphetamine. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of illegal drugs in communities across the Southern District.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 8, 2016