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South Charleston woman sentenced to Federal prison for methamphetamine crime

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

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A South Charleston woman was sentenced today to three years in federal prison for a methamphetamine crime, announced Acting United States Attorney Carol Casto. Jonda Grandoni, 52, previously pleaded guilty in January 2016 to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

Grandoni admitted that on October 12, 2012, she arranged to have a package containing methamphetamine shipped via FedEx to an individual who would then deliver the package to Grandoni for distribution. Law enforcement intercepted the package before it was delivered and found that it contained 11.5 grams of methamphetamine. Officers then set up a controlled delivery of the package to Grandoni, who accepted the package and was arrested. In addition to the methamphetamine recovered on October 12, 2012, Grandoni admitted that she was responsible for the distribution of over 520 grams of additional methamphetamine. 

This case was investigated by the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department. Assistant United States Attorney Monica D. Coleman is in charge of the prosecution. United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr., imposed the sentence.

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

Updated April 13, 2016

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