☷Two More Defendants Plead Guilty in Multi State Methamphetamine Conspiracy
Federal Bureau of Investigation ( By Press Release office)
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Two More Defendants Plead Guilty in Multi - State Methamphetamine Conspiracy CHARLESTON , W . Va . – Two Charleston residents pleaded guilty today to their roles in a drug trafficking organization ( DTO ) operating in and around Charleston from January to August 2021 . The DTO obtained large quantities of methamphetamine from Ohio and Georgia which was then distributed in and around Charleston . According to court documents and statements made in court , Jonathan Gregory Bush , 39 , admitted to driving from Charleston to Decatur , Georgia , to purchase methamphetamine , which he then distributed to lower - level dealers and users in and around Charleston . On July 19 , 2021 , law enforcement surveilled Bush and pulled him over near Atlanta , Georgia , after observing him meet with his supplier . Police searched the vehicle and seized approximately 1 kilogram of methamphetamine . Brittany Frances Gilbert , 33 , acknowledged she served as a drug and money courier for co - defendant Brian Dangelo Terry and others . She admitted to traveling to Ohio to pick up drug packages and transporting them to West Virginia . On January 25 , 2021 , Gilbert was a passenger in a vehicle stopped by police in Jackson County , West Virginia . Police seized approximately 3 pounds of methamphetamine that Gilbert was transporting from Ohio at Terry’s direction . On August 3 , 2021 , Gilbert along with Terry and another co - defendant , Angie Lane Harbour , were stopped near Cross Lanes while transporting approximately 1 pound of Terry’s methamphetamine from Columbus , Ohio , to Charleston . Bush and Gilbert each pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine . They are scheduled to be sentenced on July 28 , 2022 , and face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison , three years of supervised release and a $1 million fine . This case is part of a long - term investigation of a methamphetamine distribution network that resulted in 17 individuals being charged with various drug and firearms offenses in three separate indictments and one information . Terry , Harbour , James Edward Bennett , III , Treydan Leon Burks , Kaitlyn Brooke Combs , Kelly Cordle , Denise Marie Cottrill , Shane Kelly Fulkerson , Jason Robert Oxley , and Michael Antonio Smith have also pleaded guilty . Timothy Wayne Dodd was convicted on March 24 , 2022 , following a two - day jury trial . Scott Edward Hudson , Leo Antoine Smith and Douglas Johnathan Wesley are scheduled for trial on May 24 , 2022 . United States Attorney Will Thompson made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ( FBI ) , the Charleston Police Department , the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department , the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department , the Bureau of Alcohol , Tobacco Firearms , and Explosives ( ATF ) , and the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team ( MDENT ) . United States District Judge Joseph R . Goodwin presided over the hearing . Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is prosecuting the case . This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces ( OCDETF ) investigation . OCDETF identifies , disrupts , and dismantles the highest - level drug traffickers , money launderers , gangs , and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor - led , intelligence - driven , multi - agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal , state , and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks . 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 . 2:21 - cr - 171 , 2:21 - cr - 172 , 2:21 - cr - 211 , and 2:22 - cr - 90 . ###
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