Two men pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Bluefield for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart.
Shawn Akiem Anderson, 44, of Mount Hope, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana.
Karl Funderburk, 31, of Teays Valley, pleaded guilty to using and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
Anderson and Funderburk are two of 23 defendants indicted in June 2017 after a comprehensive investigation of drug trafficking in southern West Virginia, Stuart said.
Anderson admitted that between May 2017 and June 28, he conspired with others to distribute cocaine, heroin and marijuana. Anderson admitted to working with Detria Carter and others to distribute marijuana in and around Raleigh County and admitted that he distributed or possessed with the intent to distribute approximately 44 kilograms of marijuana during this time frame.
Funderburk admitted that between August 2016 and March 1, he assisted Velarian Carter, Detria Carter, and others, in operating a drug trafficking organization.
Funderburk told the court that on