ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Melissa Dawn Bailey, of Cabins, West Virginia, was arraigned today on drug charges, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.
Bailey, 41, was indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Elkins in February 2021 on three counts of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” Bailey is accused of selling methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth,” in June 2020 in Grant County.
Bailey faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Stephen D. Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Potomac Highlands Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the West Virginia State Police; the Grant County Sheriff’s Office; the Moorefield Police Department investigated.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.