Three West Virginia residents sentenced for their roles in a methamphetamine distribution operation
ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Three West Virginia residents were sentenced today to a nearly 25 years incarceration combined for distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Amanda Mae Bachman, also known as “AB,” age 34, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced to 135 months incarceration. Bachman pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine” in February 2018. Bachman to conspiring with others to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. The crime occurred in Upshur County and elsewhere from March 2016 to September 2017.
Brett Allen Reed, age 24, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 84 months incarceration. Reed pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine – Aiding and Abetting” in November 2017. He admitted to aiding another person in distributing methamphetamines in Upshur County in March 2017.
Cassie Chase Poland, age 19, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 78 months incarceration. She pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine – Aiding and Abetting” in November 2017. Poland admitted to aiding another in distributing methamphetamine in Randolph County in April 2017.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives, The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Greater Harrison Drug &Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the West Virginia State Police, Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, the Buckhannon Police Department, and the Weston Police Department investigated.
The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.
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