ELKINS – Two West Virginia residents were convicted Wednesday of their roles in a methamphetamine distribution operation, according to acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen.

ELKINS – Two West Virginia residents were convicted Wednesday of their roles in a methamphetamine distribution operation, according to acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen.
June Catherine Blanchek, 37, of Petersburg, and John Wayne Crites, 45, of Moorefield, each pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
Blanchek and Crites admitted to working with others to distribute more than 50 grams of crystal meth in Grant County between September 2014 and December 2016.
They each face up to 20 years 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 prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The United States Postal Inspection Service and the West Virginia State Police investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.