Kanawha County Woman Sentenced to Five Years in Prison for Federal Drug Crime

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Kanawha County woman was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine.   

According to the plea agreement and statements made in court, Raechel Cooper, 30, admitted that on April 9, 2018, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at her East Bank residence and found Cooper in her vehicle along with eight bags of methamphetamine hidden in a hollowed-out teddy bear.  Officers found an additional amount of methamphetamine inside Cooper’s residence.  In total, Cooper was found to be in possession of over 350 grams of methamphetamine.

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT).  Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. imposed the sentence.  Assistant United States Attorney Nick Miller handled the prosecution.

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A copy of this press release is located on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Related court documents and information can be found on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:21-cr-00036.