CHARLESTON, W.Va. - A pair of meth dealers could spend up to 20 years in federal prison after admitting to meth trafficking charges.
Richard Milton Hudson Riggall, 44, of Zephyrhills, Fla., pleaded guilty Tuesday to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, and Howard Leon Lykins II, 49, of Charleston, pleaded guilty to maintaining a home for drug purposes.
U.S. District Judge John Copenhaver heard the cases, according to a statement by U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
Riggall was present when detectives with the Metro Drug Unit searched Lykins' Stone Acres Drive home on July 2 and found meth, digital scales, two firearms and $41,490 in cash in Riggall's luggage.
A second search was conducted at another Kanawha County home where detectives found more than 900 grams of high-purity "Ice" methamphetamine that Riggall later admitted he'd brought from Florida to sell.
The men will be sentenced on April 29.
A Drug Enforcement Administration task force worked with the Metro Drug Unit on the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Hanks handled the prosecution.