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Buckhannon woman sentenced for methamphetamine distribution

CLARKSBURG — Ann Marie Stankus, of Buckhannon, was sentenced to 42 months incarceration for distributing methamphetamine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Stankus, age 25, pled guilty to one count of aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine in February. Stankus admitted to working with another to distribute methamphetamine in December 2017 in Upshur County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

The investigation was funded in part by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

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