Barbour Co. woman admits to federal drug charge in Harrison Co.

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A Barbour County woman has admitted to a federal drug charge for distributing methamphetamine in Harrison County.

Nicole Knotts, 25, of Philippi, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Knotts admitted to distributing methamphetamine in Harrison County in November 2017.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Knotts faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million. However, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said that under Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

The investigation was funded in part by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program, which supplies federal funding and coordination to allow federal and state agencies to work together to identify, investigate and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

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