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Press Release

Charleston Woman Sentenced to Prison for Gun Crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Lettia Harris, also known as “Tish,” 30, of Charleston, was sentenced today to five years in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release, for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Harris admitted to selling a Jennings, model J22, .22-caliber pistol and approximately 0.6 grams of cocaine base, also known as “crack,” to a confidential informant at her Charleston residence on November 14, 2018.

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

United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Alex Hamner 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-117.






Updated July 27, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses