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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Logan County Husband And Wife Plead Guilty To Distributing Methamphetamine

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Logan County couple has pleaded guilty to distribution of methamphetamine, United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today. In a plea hearing held in Charleston before United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., Rodney and Opal Wiley admitted that in January of last year, they sold methamphetamine, a dangerous and addictive controlled substance, to a confidential informant working with the US 119 Drug Task Force in exchange for $40.00. The drug deal took place on the parking lot of the Dollar General Store in Chapmanville, West Virginia.  Following the sale, the Wileys were arrested and pre-recorded buy money was recovered from Rodney Wiley. Both Wileys provided post-arrest statements in which they admitted to having been involved in the distribution of methamphetamine for several months leading up to their arrest. The Wileys are scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Copenhaver on May 8, 2014 and face possible penalties of up to 20 years imprisonment and fines of up to $1,000,000.00.  

Updated January 7, 2015