Michigan Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Methamphetamine Trafficking
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Michigan man pleaded guilty today to a conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine in Charleston from July 2020 to February 2021.
According to court documents, Myreo Dixon, 34, of Detroit, was sending multi-pound quantities of methamphetamine to Maylik Watson for distribution in Charleston. Dixon used Kassie McNeeley to drive the methamphetamine from Detroit to Watson in Charleston, and then to return the cash back to Dixon in Detroit.
One of these deliveries occurred on Jan. 9, 2021, when McNeeley brought Watson 8 pounds of methamphetamine from Dixon and received $31,500 from Watson to take back to Dixon. Law enforcement officers stopped McNeeley’s vehicle after she left Watson’s house, and located $31,500 in drug proceeds.
Dixon pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 14, 2022, and faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison.
United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement. The long-term investigation, dubbed the “Woo Boyz,” was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Charleston Police Department, and the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT), with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service and the West Virginia State Police. The Appalachia High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) provided critical support to the investigative agencies.
Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Monica Coleman is handling the prosecution.
The investigation was part of the Department of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). OCDETF was established in 1982 to conduct comprehensive, multilevel attacks on major drug trafficking and money laundering organizations, and is the keystone of the Department of Justice’s drug reduction strategy. Today, OCDETF combines the resources and expertise of its member federal agencies in cooperation with state and local law enforcement. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking organizations, transnational criminal organizations, and money laundering organizations that present a significant threat to the public safety, economic, or national security of the United States.
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-00032.