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Charleston Woman Pleads Guilty to Role in Multi-State Methamphetamine Conspiracy

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston woman pleaded guilty today to a federal drug crime. 

According to court documents and statements made in court, during the summer of 2021, Angie Lane Harbour, 40, was a drug courier in a multi-state methamphetamine distribution organization operating in and around Charleston.  Harbour acted as a driver for members of the organization both locally and during resupply trips out-of-state.  On August 4, 2021, Harbour and two co-conspirators were returning from a resupply trip to Columbus, Ohio when they were stopped by police in Cross Lanes.  Police seized approximately one pound of methamphetamine from the vehicle.   

Harbour is one of seventeen defendants charged as a result of this investigation. James Edward Bennett and Denise Marie Cottrill are scheduled to plead guilty on February 22, 2022. Brian Dangelo Terry and Jason Robert Oxley are scheduled to plead guilty on March 14, 2022.  

Harbour pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and faces up to 20 years in federal prison when she is sentenced on May 16, 2022.

United States Attorney William S. Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Charleston Police Department, the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department, and the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT).

United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin presided over the plea hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is handling the prosecution.

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 Nos. 2:21-cr-172, 2:21-cr-171, and 2:21-cr-211.





Updated February 15, 2022

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