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

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Nitro woman pleads guilty to Federal methamphetamine crime

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Nitro methamphetamine dealer pleaded guilty today to a federal drug crime, announced Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. Jamisa Hairston, 25, entered her guilty plea to distribution of methamphetamine.

Hairston admitted that on April 7, 2014, she sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant working with law enforcement. The drug deal took place at a residence in Nitro that Hairston shared with her boyfriend.

Hairston faces up to 20 years in federal prison when she is sentenced on October 5, 2016.

The Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorney John J. Frail is handling the prosecution. The plea hearing was held before United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston.

This case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of illegal drugs, including methamphetamine. The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of illegal drugs in communities across the Southern District.

Drug Trafficking
Updated June 30, 2016