CHARLESTON — A federal judge sentenced a Maryland woman to prison for trafficking cocaine in the state's Eastern Panhandle, the product of a partnership between West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and U.S. Attorney Bill Powell.

CHARLESTON — A federal judge sentenced a Maryland woman to prison for trafficking cocaine in the state’s Eastern Panhandle, the product of a partnership between West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and U.S. Attorney Bill Powell.
Shelley Kay Snyder-Windle, 54, of Westernport, received a 12-month prison sentence.
In March, Snyder-Windle pleaded guilty to distribution of cocaine. It stemmed from a cocaine transaction in October 2016 in Mineral County.
 “We cannot allow these out-of-state drug traffickers to continue to damage our communities and destroy families,” Morrisey said. “This partnership has a proven track record of success that continues to greatly benefit the Mountain State.”
The partnership, announced in December 2015, involves two lawyers from the Attorney General’s Office serving as special assistant U.S. attorneys. To date, it has yielded 14 convictions.
West Virginia Assistant Attorney General Elizabeth Grant prosecuted the Snyder-Windle case in her dual role as a special assistant U.S. attorney.
The case was investigated by the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force and the West Virginia State Police.
Chief Judge Gina M. Groh of the U.S. District Court in Northern West Virginia presided.