Woman pleads guilty to drug distribution charges

FRONT ROYAL — As part of a plea agreement, a Paw Paw, West Virginia, woman on Monday pleaded guilty to cocaine distribution, trespassing and assault and battery charges.

Sarina Bryson was facing charges from a June 2016 incident where she sold a $50 bag of crack-cocaine to a confidential informant with the Virginia State Police. Bryson was originally facing two cocaine distribution charges, but one was dropped under terms of the plea agreement.

The assault and battery and trespassing charges stem from an August 2016 incident when  Bryson slapped a family member at their home.

Circuit Judge James Lang accepted the plea agreement, and sentenced Bryson to five years imprisonment for the drug distribution charges with all but 12 months of that sentence suspended. For the assault charges, Bryson was given a suspended sentence of six months in jail. She was also sentenced to two years of supervised probation upon her release.