CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Stephanie Cottrill, of Shinnston, West Virginia, has admitted to methamphetamine and heroin distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Cottrill, age 37, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute Methamphetamine and Heroin.” Cottrill admitted to working with others to distribute methamphetamine and heroin from November 2019 to January 2020 in Ritchie County.
Cottrill faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ritchie County Sheriff’s Office investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.
Department of Justice
Office of the U.S. Attorney
Northern District of West Virginia