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    One sentenced on methamphetamine charges in Logan County

    By Lootpress Staff,

    2024-04-19
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    LOGAN, WV (LOOTPRESS) – One individual was sentenced on Friday in relation to multiple charges pertaining to the delivery of methamphetamine.

    According to Logan County Prosecuting Attorney David Wandling, “o April 19, 2024, Christopher Hairston was sentenced by the Honorable Judge Kelly Codispoti to 10 years in the Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation for his previous plea of guilty to ‘Conspiracy to Deliver Methamphetamine’ and to not less than 1 nor more than 15 years for his previous plea of guilty to ‘Possession with the Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine’. The sentences will run consecutively with each other.

    The sentences follow Mr. Hairston entering pleas of guilty to the two charges earlier this year and after being indicted in January 2024.

    Today’s sentences are the culmination of a case that began when arrest warrants were obtained following a multi month investigation led by the U.S. 119 Task Force, the West Virginia State Police, and the Logan County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

    During the investigation Logan County Prosecuting Attorney, David Wandling, and Trooper First Class Tyler Hannon of the West Virginia State Police applied for and obtained multiple wiretap and electronic surveillance Orders in accordance with the West Virginia Wiretapping and Electronic Surveillance Act.

    As a result of the surveillance Orders, multiple individuals, including Christopher Hairston, were arrested and charged with felonies relating to the illegal distribution of controlled substances. During the investigation, multiple search warrants were obtained and approximately 20 pounds of controlled substances, multiple firearms, and approximately $15,000 in cash were seized.

    ‘Today, Judge Codispoti saw that justice was served in Logan County and a message was sent to those who seek to poison our streets with illegal substances.

    The convictions brought against Mr. Hairston are an excellent example of what law enforcement can accomplish when we work together to target individuals who threaten the safety of our neighborhoods. Thanks to the tireless work of our law enforcement agencies a large quantity of methamphetamine, fentanyl, and cocaine was removed from our streets before making it into the hands of those affected by addiction and consequences have been handed out to one of the individuals involved.

    This investigation demonstrates that we will use all of the resources at our disposal, including new investigative techniques, against those who bring drugs into Logan County. This is the first wiretap surveillance case of its kind in Logan County history.

    It will not be the last. To anyone seeking to fill the void of those arrested and now sentenced during this investigation let today be a message: do so at your own risk. State and local law enforcement are more united than ever in our efforts to remove illegal drugs and those individuals who sell them from our streets and this community.’”

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