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United States of America v. Sherry Gray and Miranda Brandon
Case Number: 2:18-cr-00262
Judge: David A. Faber
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia (Kanawha Count)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Matt Davis
Defendant's Attorney: John Joseph Balenovich for Sheey Gray
Charleston, WV - Project Charleston Update: Mother and Daughter Plead Guilty to Federal Drug Crimes
A mother and her daughter pled guilty to federal drug charges. Sherry Gray, 62, pled guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine in Kanawha County in August and September 2018. Gray’s daughter, Miranda Brandon, 38, pled guilty to distributing methamphetamine on August 1, 2018, and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on September 28, 2018.
“It’s all in the family. This Project Charleston takedown dismantled a multi-state, poly-drug organization responsible for trafficking a significant amount of illegal drugs on Charleston’s West Side,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Although removing drug dealers from our community is gratifying, it’s tragic to see mother and daughter working side-by-side in the drug trade.”
On August 1, 2018, Brandon and Gray each participated in delivering methamphetamine to a confidential informant. The deal took place inside of a vehicle parked in a residential neighborhood on Charleston’s’ West Side. A week later, Gray later delivered additional methamphetamine to the same confidential informant at the same location.
Brandon and Gray each face a prison sentence of up to 20 years in prison when they are sentenced on August 13, 2019. Additionally, Brandon will be subject to a mandatory minimum sentence of five years for carrying a firearm during and in relation to a drug trafficking offense.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Metro Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT) conducted the investigation.
Outcome: MEMORANDUM OPINION AND ORDER as to Eugene Calvin Wells; granting defendant's oral motion to continue plea hearing and all related case matters; Jury Trial reset for 4/30/2019 at 09:30 AM in Charleston before Judge David A. Faber; Plea Hearing reset for 4/25/2019 12:00 PM in Charleston before Judge David A. Faber; time is excludable from the filing of the motion until the trial pursuant to 18 U.S.C. § 3161(h)(7)(A). Signed by Judge David A. Faber on 4/15/2019. (cc: Judge, USA, USP, USM, counsel) (tmr)