Fayette County Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Methamphetamine
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia
BECKLEY, W.Va. – A Fayette County man pleaded guilty today to distributing methamphetamine.
According to court documents, Andrew Daniel Sprinkle, 34, admitted that on two separate occasions in September 2020 he sold methamphetamine to an undercover informant working with law enforcement. Sprinkle also admitted that on September 21, 2020, he was in possession of a Smith and Wesson 9mm semi-automatic pistol when he sold the methamphetamine to the undercover informant. Sprinkle knew he was prohibited from possessing any firearms due to prior felony convictions in the state of North Carolina.
Sprinkle faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000 when he is sentenced on May 6, 2022.
United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Beckley Raleigh County Drug and Violent Crime Unit, the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force, the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department, the West Virginia State Police, and the Beckley Police Department.
United States District Judge Frank W. Volk presided over the hearing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy D. Boggess 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. 5:21-cr-00149.
Updated January 27, 2022