An Ocean View woman was sentenced to 42 month in prison for distribution of methamphetamine.
It’s a family affair for Melanie Mitchell, 35.
Her husband, Vincent Mitchell, 35, was sentenced in September to 48 months for the same offense.
Both were sentenced by Chief Judge Colm F. Connolly of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. He allowed Melanie Mitchell to self-report to prison Jan. 8, 2024.
According to court documents, in July 2022 investigators executed a search warrant at the Mitchells’ Ocean View home and seized one pound of methamphetamine and $6,000 in cash.
The investigation demonstrated that, on a monthly basis, the Mitchells drove from Ocean View to Philadelphia where they bought a pound of methamphetamine, which they then sold in the Ocean View area.
“Far too many people and their families suffer from substance abuse,” said David C. Weiss, U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware. “This sentence puts an end to the Mitchells’ drug distribution business.”
The case was investigated by the Ocean View Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Edmund Falgowski prosecuted the case.
Betsy Price is a Wilmington freelance writer who has 40 years of experience.
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