Huntington Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of West Virginia
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – A Huntington woman pleaded guilty today to a federal drug crime. Christa Dawn Ravenscroft, 44, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
According to court documents, law enforcement officers executed search warrants on March 8, 2019 at a residence on Baer Street in Huntington after law enforcement received multiple reports of drug sales and drug activity at that location. A search of the residence found approximately 1.55 grams of methamphetamine along with multiple ledgers and a digital scale. In a Mirandized interview, Ravenscroft admitted to selling drugs to support her own habit. The West Virginia State Police Forensic Laboratory confirmed the substance as methamphetamine.
Ravenscroft faces up to 20 years in prison when sentenced on October 25, 2021.
Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative efforts of the Huntington Violent Crime and Drug Task Force and the Huntington Police Department.
United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Ryan A. Keefe 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 No. 3:19-cr-00181.
Updated July 19, 2021