Grant County woman sentenced for drug charge

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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Melissa Dawn Bailey, of Cabins, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 41 months of incarceration for a drug charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Bailey, 42, pleaded guilty in April 2021 to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine,” Bailey admitted to selling methamphetamine, also known as “crystal meth,” in June 2020 in Grant County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Potomac Highlands Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Moorefield Police Department investigated. The task force consists of the FBI, the West Virginia State Police, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office, and the Keyser Police Department.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

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