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Charleston Woman Pleads Guilty to Firearm and Drug Trafficking Crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston woman pleaded guilty today to one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Lettia Harris, 30, admitted to selling a firearm and approximately 0.6 grams of cocaine base, also known as “crack,” to a confidential informant at her Charleston residence on November 14, 2018.

Harris is scheduled to be sentenced on July 11, 2022, and faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to life in prison.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Charleston Police Department for their investigation.

United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Alex Hamner 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. 2:21-cr-117.




Updated April 11, 2022

Drug Trafficking