UPDATE: Trio get 1 year federal prison sentences for roles in Gilmer County meth ring

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UPDATE(May 14 4:40 p.m.)

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Two more people have been sentenced to federal prison terms for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution operation in Gilmer County, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley sentenced both Brandi Singleton, 42 of Burnsville and Joseph Frederick, 36 of Duck, to a year behind bars.

Brandi Singleton

Singleton pleaded guilty to one count of Distribution of Methamphetamine in Proximity to a Protected Location” in September 2019. Singleton admitted to selling methamphetamine near Gilmer County High School in September 2018.

Joseph Frederick

Frederick, pleaded guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Methamphetamine within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location” in September 2019. Frederick also admitted to selling methamphetamine near Gilmer County High School in September 2018.

The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force investigated the case.

Three of the 11 people originally indicted in the case have now been sentenced.


ORIGINAL STORY(May 11, 6:20 p.m.)

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Kisha Starr Riggs, of Glenville, West Virginia, A Gilmer County woman was sentenced to a year behind bars Monday for her involvement in a methamphetamine distribution operation, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Kisha Riggs

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene Keeley sentenced Kisha Riggs, 31 of Glenville, to 12 months in federal prison, according to a news release from Powell’s office.

Riggs pleaded guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Methamphetamine in Proximity to a Protected Location” in October 2019. Riggs admitted to selling methamphetamine near Glenville State College in September 2018 in Gilmer County. She was indicted by a federal grand jury, in June 2019, along with ten other people.

The Mountain Lakes Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force investigated the case.

Riggs remains in the Central Regional Jail awaiting a transfer to a federal facility.

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