Charleston Man Faces 20 Years in Prison for Selling Meth

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Mike Stuart announced that Jay James Fields, 38, pled guilty yesterday to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and heroin.

“State and local law enforcement agencies work hard every single day to keep our communities safe from drug dealers like Fields,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart.  “I commend the Logan County Sheriff’s Department for their work in this case.”

Fields admitted that on June 12, 2020, in the Mallory Hollow area of Logan County, a deputy with the Logan County Sheriff’s Department searched his vehicle and found approximately 37 grams of methamphetamine and 3.5 grams of heroin.  He admitted he intended to sell the substances.

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Fields faces up to twenty years in prison when sentenced on February 1, 2021.


The Logan County Sheriff’s Department conducted the investigation.   Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber presided over the hearing.  Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie Taylor is handling the prosecution.

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