CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A federal jury found a Clay County man guilty of selling more than 50 grams of methamphetamine on Thursday, according to U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.
Raymond Hersman, 47, of Wallback, faces a mandatory minimum of 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
On Sept. 22, 2012, Hersman intended to distribute more than 400 grams of meth near Gauley Bridge in Fayette County, Goodwin said in a news release issued Friday.
During a three-day trial, it was revealed that police had been investigating Hersman for a month. He was found guilty of possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of meth. He was previously convicted in April 1993 of federal meth charges.
Goodwin said the investigation into Hersman was the last assignment State Police Cpl. Marshal Bailey and Trooper Eric Workman were working on before they were shot and killed.A gunmen killed Bailey and Workman during a routine traffic stop at the Wallback park and ride off Interstate 79 near the border of Roane and Clay counties Aug. 28, 2012.