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Montrose woman enters guilty plea

CLARKSBURG — A Randolph County has admitted to distributing methamphetamine over a year period, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced this week.

Katherine Waybright, 48, of Montrose, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of distribution of methamphetamine.

Waybright admitted to working with others to distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine from April 2018 to April 2019 in Randolph County and elsewhere, Powell’s office said.

Waybright faces at least five years and up to 40 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $5,000,000 for the conspiracy count and up to 20 years behind bars and a fine of up to a million dollars for the distribution count.

The Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force investigated the case.

Waybright was arrested by the Elkins Police Department in June 2019. U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael Aloi presided over the plea hearing.