Fayette County Man Sentenced for Methamphetamine Crime

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY)  – Michael Terrell, 31, of Smithers, West Virginia, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Court Judge Joseph R. Goodwin to 100 months – over 8 years — in prison. Terrell previously pled guilty in May of last year to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Stuart commended the work of the Central West Virginia Drug Task Force.

“A significant sentence for a significant amount of meth,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “Meth has become a serious problem throughout the Southern District of West Virginia and we are locking up every meth dealer we can find to stop it from becoming an even bigger problem.”

At his plea hearing, Terrell admitted to possessing in excess of 163 grams of methamphetamine that he intended to sell at his residence in Smithers on December 8, 2015. The drugs were found by agents of the  Central WV Drug Task Force during execution of a search warrant at defendant’s residence. The search warrant was executed after agents utilized a confidential informant to buy methamphetamine from Terrell at his Smithers residence on each of  December 3 and 6, 2015.

Also seized during execution of the search warrant was approximately $10,000.00 in U.S. currency that included the buy money used in each of the controlled buys.

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