Clay County Man Convicted of Dealing Meth

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A Clay County man faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison after being convicted by a federal jury in Charleston on Thursday.

Raymond Hersman, 47, of Wallback, was found guilty of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of meth

“This is perhaps the last investigation on which the late Trooper Eric Workman and the late Corporal Marshall Bailey worked. The work of these heroes paid off yet again with another bad guy behind bars,” said U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.

Cpl. Marshall Bailey and Trooper Eric Workman were shot and killed in the line of duty following a traffic stop near Clay County in late August 2012.

According to evidence from the trial, law enforcement agents began investigating Hersman’s suspected meth distribution scheme in and around Clay County in August 2012.

At the time, agents were aided in the investigation by Troopers Bailey and Workman. who patrolled the Clay County area, and provided essential details to fellow law enforcement agents about Hersman’s meth operation in August 2012. The information provided by Bailey and Workman assisted the investigation and culminated with Hersman’s conviction.

Hersman faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in August.

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