3 Monongalia County residents admit to roles in drug distribution operation

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Three Monongalia County residents admitted in federal court to drug charges.

Tyler Hammack, 22, of Westover, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of a protected location.  Hammack admitted to working with another person to sell cocaine base near Mascoli Park in Monongalia County in July 2018, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Kenneth Buzzo, 58, of Granville, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting distribution of cocaine base.  Buzzo admitted to selling cocaine base in Monongalia County in June 2018, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Sandra Riggleman, 59, of Granville, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting distribution of cocaine base.  Riggleman admitted to selling cocaine base in Monongalia County in April 2018, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Hammack faces at least one year and up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $2 million.  Buzzo and Riggleman each face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

The Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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