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

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Boone County woman was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to court documents, Sherri Hill, 58, purchased approximately four ounces of methamphetamine from a confidential informant  on June 25,2020 at the Park and Ride on U.S. 119 in Boone County. After leaving the Park and Ride, law enforcement officers stopped Hill’s vehicle and located the methamphetamine Hill had purchased in her purse. After being arrested, Hill admitted to having sold methamphetamine for the last two years,  that she had sold ounce and multi-ounce quantities at a time, and that she usually profited approximately $600 a week from the drug sales.  Hill further admitted  that she had several people waiting to purchase methamphetamine from her that same day, as Hill had previously informed them that she would be obtaining methamphetamine to sell.

United States Attorney William S. Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the West Virginia State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). 

Senior United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney L. Alexander Hamner prosecuted the case.

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. 2:20-cr-0194.