Upshur County man and woman sentenced for drug and counterfeit charges

Two Buckhannon residents were sentenced this week for drug and counterfeit charges, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Johnna Dee Courtney, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced Monday to 120 months of incarceration for methamphetamine and counterfeit charges, according to a press release.

Courtney, 41, pleaded guilty in January 2020 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of Methamphetamine” and one count of “Possession of Counterfeit Obligations.” Courtney admitted to distributing more than fifty grams of “crystal” methamphetamine, also known as “ice,” in May 2019 in Upshur County. She also admitted to having 95 counterfeit $100 bills in her possession.

Garry William Moran, II, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced to 84 months of incarceration for drug and counterfeit charges.

Moran, 42, pleaded guilty in June 2021 to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine” and one count of “Possession of Counterfeit Obligations.” Moran admitted to having methamphetamine to sell from January to May 2019 in Upshur County and elsewhere. Moran also admitted to having $1,100 in counterfeit bills in May 2019 in Upshur County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Mountain Lakes Drug Task Force and the U.S. Secret Service investigated. 

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

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