FAYETTEVILLE, WV (LOOTPRESS) – Sentencing occurred Friday for an individual charged with methamphetamine related drug crimes as well as fleeing an officer on foot.
It was announced Thursday by Fayette County Prosecuting Attorney Anthony Ciliberti Jr. that Jamie E. Clay, 37 years old of Pax, West Virginia, was sentenced on Friday, January 13, 2023, by Judge Thomas H. Ewing to one to fifteen years in prison for the felony offense of methamphetamine possession with intent to deliver, as well as one year in prison for the misdemeanor charge of fleeing on foot from an officer.
Clay pled guilty to these charges on June 13, 2022, and Judge Ewing has ordered the issued sentences to be served concurrently. This means that Clay must serve a minimum of one year in prison before becoming eligible for parole.
Fayette County deputies were seeking a wanted individual in October 2021 when Clay was observed with other individuals engaging in a drug transaction. Clay is reported to have fled on foot upon initial contact with deputies.
Clay was searched upon his apprehension by deputies incident to the arrest and was found to be in possession of approximately 20 grams of what was later determined by the West Virginia State Police lab to be methamphetamine.
The case was investigated by the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted by the Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Sarah F. Smith.
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