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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Betsy C. Jividen
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 

June 6, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Three Individuals Sentenced on Drug Charges

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - Three individuals were sentenced on June 3, 2010, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that:

DONALD FARRAR, age 41, of Parkersburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. FARRAR entered a plea of guilty on March 15, 2010, to one count of manufacturing more than 100 marijuana plants on August 13, 2009, in Calhoun County, West Virginia. FARRAR, who is free on bond, will self-report on August 10, 2010.

JAMES JOSHUA HARDESTY, age 29, of Rivesville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 19 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. HARDESTY entered a plea of guilty on February 24, 2010, to one count of distribution of cocaine on December 16, 2008, in Fairmont, West Virginia. HARDESTY, who is free on bond, will self-report on August 10, 2010.

RANDOLPH SCOTT, age 40, of Richmond, Virginia, was sentenced to 21 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. SCOTT entered a plea of guilty on March 5, 2010, to one count of distribution of crack cocaine on January 30, 2009, in Morgantown, West Virginia. SCOTT, who is free on bond, will self-report on July 6, 2010.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley and were investigated by West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

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