MARTINSBURG – Phillip Ryan Williams of McCoole was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 30 months incarceration for distributing methamphetamine.

MARTINSBURG – Phillip Ryan Williams of McCoole was sentenced in federal court Tuesday to 30 months incarceration for distributing methamphetamine.
According to United States Attorney Bill Powell, Williams, age 24, pled guilty to one count of distribution of methamphetamine in November 2018, admitting to selling methamphetamine in Mineral County on June 13, 2018.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted 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.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.