Friday, June 04, 2021

Harrison County woman sentenced for drug distribution

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Nikoma L. Knight, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 132 months of incarceration for her involvement in distributing drugs, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Knight, age 25, pleaded guilty in January 2019 to one count of “Conspiracy with Intent to Distribute Greater than 500 grams of Methamphetamine” and one count of “Unlawful Use of Communication Facility.”  She admitted to working with another to distribute more than 500 grams of methamphetamine and using a phone to distribute methamphetamine in June 2018 in Monongalia County. During a search at her residence, officers found approximately 10 pounds of methamphetamine, a half pound of heroin, $57,442 in cash, and twelve firearms.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower prosecuted the cases 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. 

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

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