Friday, August 27, 2021

North Carolina Woman Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Crime

 CHARLESTON, W.Va. – A North Carolina woman pleaded guilty today to a federal drug crime. 

According to court documents, law enforcement officers conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle of Aletha Mae Lemon, 59, near Marmet in March 2021 and seized nearly five pounds of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine from her vehicle.

Lemon pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and faces a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 40 years in prison when she is sentenced on November 22, 2021.

Acting United States Attorney Lisa G. Johnston made the announcement and commended the investigative work of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). 

United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin presided over the hearing. Assistant U.S. Attorney Negar M. Kordestani is prosecuting the case.

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