HARRISONBURG, Va.- Adam Kimball, a man from outside of Virginia with ties to California and South Dakota, pleaded guilty this week in U.S. District Court in Harrisonburg to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and possessing with the intent to distribute methamphetamine, Acting United States Attorney Daniel P. Bubar announced today.
Kimball, 43, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty this week to a two-count Information charging him with one count of conspiring with others to distribute 50 grams or more of actual methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and one count of possession with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
According to court documents, Kimball conspired with others to have large quantities of methamphetamine shipped into Virginia from sources outside of the Commonwealth using the United States Postal Service to various addresses in and around Winchester, Virginia. Once in possession of the methamphetamine, members of the conspiracy, including co-defendants Jerry Duncan and John O-Donnell, moved the drugs to other locations and prepared them for distribution to users.
Kimball was an active member of the conspiracy beginning in early 2019. He “hooked” his co-conspirators with an out-of-state source of supply that could deliver large quantities of methamphetamine. Kimball and his co-conspirators used a residence in the Winchester area as a base for their operations. Kimball was involved in arranging the delivery of methamphetamine from the source of supply and he was involved in the wiring of payment to the source of supply. Kimball also participated in the sale of methamphetamine.
Initially, the conspirators received and one or two ounces of methamphetamine per week, but this increased over time to one-quarter-pound purchases, one-pound purchases, and ultimately multi-pound purchases from the out of state source of supply. While a member of the conspiracy, Kimball was involved in the receipt and distribution of at least two kilograms of methamphetamine.
The investigation of the case was conducted by Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Postal Service, Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, and Strasburg PD. Assistant United States Attorney Jeb Terrien is prosecuting the case for the United States.