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Two Men Plead Guilty in Meth Trafficking Case

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., entered a guilty plea 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.