CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Larry Wayne Legg, 55, of Charleston, pleaded responsible in the present day to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
In accordance with court docket paperwork and statements made in court docket, Legg admitted to acquiring portions of methamphetamine from co-defendant Justin Allen Bowen over a number of months previous to December 5, 2022. Legg additional admitted to promoting the methamphetamine with co-defendant Kimberly Daybreak Legg out of their Lotus Drive residence in Charleston. Larry Wayne Legg would sometimes weigh the methamphetamine for particular person gross sales and Kimberly Daybreak Legg would deal with the cash. The 2 shared a mobile phone to rearrange acquiring extra portions of methamphetamine from Bowen.
On December 5, 2022, legislation enforcement officers searched the Lotus Drive residence and located roughly 1 pound of methamphetamine. Larry Wayne Legg admitted to receiving the methamphetamine from Bowen and additional admitted that he meant to promote the methamphetamine with Kimberly Daybreak Legg.
Larry Wayne Legg is scheduled to be sentenced on June 27, 2023, and faces a most penalty of 20 years in jail, three years of supervised launch, and a $1 million wonderful.
Bowen pleaded responsible to conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or extra of methamphetamine on February 23, 2023. Bowen and Larry Wayne Legg have been indicted together with Kimberly Daybreak Legg, Jasper Wemh, Richard Allen Bowen, McKenzie Bowen, Nicholas Bradford Confere, and Stanley Aaron Burkes. The remaining defendants are scheduled for trial on April 25, 2023. An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed harmless till confirmed responsible past an affordable doubt in a court docket of legislation.
United States Lawyer Will Thompson made the announcement and counseled the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Community Group (MDENT), the Charleston Police Division, the West Virginia State Police, and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Chief United States District Decide Thomas E. Johnston presided over the listening to. Assistant United States Attorneys Jeremy B. Wolfe and Nowles Heinrich are prosecuting the case.
The investigation was a part of the Division of Justice’s Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Activity Pressure (OCDETF). OCDETF was established in 1982 to conduct complete, multilevel assaults on main drug trafficking and cash laundering organizations and is the keystone of the Division of Justice’s drug discount technique. In the present day, OCDETF combines the sources and experience of its member federal businesses in cooperation with state and native legislation enforcement. The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to establish, disrupt, and dismantle probably the most severe drug trafficking organizations, transnational prison organizations, and cash laundering organizations that current a big risk to the general public security, financial, or nationwide safety of the US.
A replica of this press launch is situated on the web site of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia. Associated court docket paperwork and knowledge could be discovered on PACER by trying to find Case No. 2:23-cr-4.