Two Randolph County residents admitted in federal court to distributing methamphetamine.
Patsy DeMary, 41, of Beverly, and Scott Hamrick, 38, of Elkins, each entered guilty pleas, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.
DeMary pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Hamrick, also known as “Basic,” pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possess a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
DeMary and Hamrick admitted to working with one another to distribute methamphetamine in Randolph County in 2017. Hamrick also admitted to having a firearm during a drug trafficking crime in June 2017, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
DeMary and Hamrick each face at least five years and up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $5 million for the distribution charge. Hamrick also faces at least five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 for the firearms count.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force; the Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; West Virginia State Police; the Upshur County Sheriff’s Office; the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office; the Buckhannon Police Department; and the Weston Police Department investigated.
The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program. The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.