Tucker County residents plead to meth charges

ELKINS — Two Parsons residents have admitted to their roles in a methamphetamine distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

John Luther Boyles, age 62, pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Boyles admitted to conspiring with others to distribute more than five grams of methamphetamine from December 2017 to March 2018 in Tucker and Randolph Counties and elsewhere.

Donna Alyce Boyles, age 51, pled guilty to one count of aiding and abetting maintaining drug-involved premises. She admitted to maintaining a residence located at 128 Main Street in Parsons, West Virginia, to manufacture, sell or use methamphetamine.

John Boyles faces no less than five years and up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $5 million. Donna Boyles faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $5 million. Under the federal sentencing guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.