Upshur Co. woman sentenced to 10 years for meth distribution


CLARKSBURG — Ashley Nichole Bennett, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced to 121 months of incarceration for a drug charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced Monday afternoon.

Bennett, 35, pleaded guilty in February 2021 to one count of “Distribution of Five Grams or More of Methamphetamine.” Bennett admitted to selling more than five grams of methamphetamine, also known as “crystal” and “ice,” in January 2020 in Harrison County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

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