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Press Release

Huntington Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Drug Crime

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

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that a methamphetamine dealer was sentenced today to 63 months in federal prison. Joshua David Ramey, 29, previously pled guilty to a single count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

“Ramey had 471 grams of meth in the trunk when his car broke down on Interstate 64. As I’ve often said, God works in mysterious ways,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Another great interdiction by law enforcement that kept this poison off of our streets.”

On March 13, 2018, a deputy with the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department stopped to assist a disabled vehicle on the exit ramp of I-64, mile marker 34 in Putnam County.  Ramey had been the driver of the vehicle.  The deputy detected the odor of marijuana and searched the vehicle, at which time the deputy located in the trunk four clear plastic baggies of methamphetamine.  The plastic baggies contained a combined weight of approximately 471 grams of methamphetamine, which carries a street value close to $36,000.    

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigation.  United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorneys Ryan A. Keefe and Monica D. Coleman handled 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 No. 3:18-cr-00181.


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Updated October 19, 2020

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