Preston County woman pleads guilty to selling drugs

KINGWOOD –  A Kingwood woman faces up  to 30 years in prison after pleading to drug charges in Preston Circuit Court.

April Lynn Riley pleaded guilty Friday to three counts of felony delivery of a controlled substance and one count of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.  Under a plea agreement, two additional charges of delivering a controlled substance and one charge of conspiracy were dropped.

Delivery of a controlled substance is punishable by not less than one nor more than five years in prison or fined not more than $15,000 or both.  The penalty for possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver is one to 15 years in prison and a fine of not more than $25,000 or both.

Riley also agreed to testify against co-defendant Barbara Lee Everly, who is also known as “Missy Sidebottom.”

Preston Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Megan Allender said during a traffic stop search officers found crack cocaine in Riley’s shoe. Methamphetamine was also found.

Allender said five incidents of Riley selling controlled substances during an undercover operation were also recorded.  She said the incidents happened in January and February 2018.

When Circuit Judge Steve Shaffer asked Riley in court where she got the drugs that were found during the traffic stop she said from  Everly and Earl Ernest Inscore. She said the meth was for her own use.

Shaffer ordered a pre-sentencing investigation and told Riley to report to probation for a drug test.  He set sentencing for April 30.

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