CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston woman was sentenced to federal prison for a drug crime, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Courtney Ferrell, 45, was sentenced to 36 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine. She also will serve four years of supervised release.
“My team is doing what it does best…putting criminals behind bars and ridding the streets of dangerous drugs and drug dealers,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.
Ferrell previously admitted that she was in possession of over 134 grams of methamphetamine when officers searched her room at the Motel 6 in Cross Lanes on November 15, 2018. A search of her home on October 12, 2018 revealed an additional 500 grams of methamphetamine. Ferrell accepted responsibility for 680.33 grams of methamphetamine.
The Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) conducted the investigation. Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber imposed the sentence. Assistant United States Attorney Julie White and former Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Saunders handled the prosecution.
A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:19-cr-00269.