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Press Release

Charleston Man Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison for Federal Drug Trafficking Crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston man was sentenced today to 14 years in prison for distribution of five grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Rance McNeil, 48, sold a confidential informant approximately two ounces of methamphetamine for $1,200 on March 11, 2021.  The transaction took place at  McNeil’s Charleston residence.  An informant conducted additional controlled buys of methamphetamine from McNeil at his residence on March 1, April 8, and May 13, 2021.  Law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at McNeil’s residence on May 18, 2021, resulting in the seizure of large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine, as well as over $20,000 in U.S. currency.  McNeil admitted he had been distributing bulk quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin and that the seized cash was drug proceeds.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). 

Chief United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston imposed the sentence.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Negar M. Kordestani prosecuted 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. 2:21-cr-00203.







Updated March 15, 2022

Drug Trafficking