WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – James Matthew Hembree, of Snellville, Georgia, was indicted today on a methamphetamine charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Hembree, 39, was indicted by a grand jury on one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 Grams or More of Methamphetamine.” Hembree is accused of having 50 grams or more of methamephtamine in September 2019 in Ohio County.
Hembree faces at least 10 years and up to life incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000,000. Under the 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.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.