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Two men plead guilty in meth trafficking case

CHARLESTON (AP) -- A West Virginia resident and a Florida man have admitted their roles in a methamphetamine trafficking case.

Forty-nine-year-old Howard Leon Lykins II of Charleston pleaded guilty in federal court in Charleston on Tuesday to maintaining a residence for drug

purposes. Forty-four-year-old Richard Milton Hudson Riggall of Zephyrhills, Fla., pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.

U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says search of Lykins' home last July found methamphetamine, digital scales, two guns and more than $41,000 in cash in Riggall's luggage. A search of another area residence turned up more than 900 grams of high-purity ice methamphetamine.

Goodwin says Riggall admitted he brought the ice methamphetamine from Florida.

Both men face up to 20 years in federal prison. Sentencing is set for April 29.


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