Charleston Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

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FILE PHOTO: Signage is seen at the United States Department of Justice headquarters in Washington, D.C.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A Charleston woman pleaded guilty to distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Caila Vance, 26, admitted to selling suspected methamphetamine to a confidential informant on February 8, 2022. The substance later tested positive as methamphetamine.

Vance is scheduled to be sentenced on September 15, 2022, and faces mandatory minimum of  five years and up to 40 years in prison as well as at least four years of supervised release and a $5 million fine.

United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for conducting the investigation.

United States District Judge Irene C. Berger presided over the hearing. Assistant United States Attorney Steve Loew is prosecuting 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. 2:22-cr-57.