MARTINSBURG – Phillip Ryan Williams, of McCoole, has admitted to distributing methamphetamine, according to United States Attorney Bill Powell.

MARTINSBURG – Phillip Ryan Williams, of McCoole,  has admitted to distributing methamphetamine, according to United States Attorney Bill Powell.
Williams, age 24, pled guilty Tuesday to one count of distribution of methamphetamine., admitting to selling methamphetamine in Mineral County on June 13, 2018.
Williams faces 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 Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, The West Virginia State Police, and the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, 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. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.