Updated: Cartersville man sentenced to 14 years following federal investigation into drug distribution ring that included the finding of a woman’s dismembered body in Bartow in August 2019.

Updated: Cartersville man sentenced to 14 years following federal investigation into drug distribution ring that included the finding of a woman’s dismembered body in Bartow in August 2019.

William Gregory Chappell

 

Here’s another look at the sentencing in the drug conspiracy case tied to Courtney Dubois’ death. It offers expanded detail and reaction from her father. Please click WVNews.


Courtney Dubois

Media release: William Gregory Chappell, of Cartersville was sentenced today to  14 years for drug distribution and firearms charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced in Clarksburg,  W.Va. It was the latest sentencing stemming from the case of the dismembered woman, Courtney Dubois of Fairmount, W.Va.; her body was found at the Bartow County Landfill in August 2019.

Chappell, age 35, pleaded guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with the Intent to Distribute and Distribute Controlled Substances” and one count of “Use and Carry a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Trafficking Crime” in February 2019.

Three other co-conspirators in this case have either pled guilty or been sentenced for their roles in a drug distribution operation from Georgia to West Virginia.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the Three Rivers Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force; the West Virginia State Police; The Bartow County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Office; the FBI in Rome, Georgia; and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation investigated.

U.S. District Judge Thomas S. Kleeh presided.

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