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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Betsy C. Jividen
Acting UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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March 11, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Six Defendants Sentenced in Federal Court

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — Six defendants were sentenced on March 8 and 9, 2010, in United States District Court in Elkins by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

Acting United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that:

RICHARD HAYHURST, age 40, of Weston, West Virginia, was sentenced to 20 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. HAYHURST entered a plea of guilty on November 10, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging HAYHURT, who was previously convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year, with knowingly possessing firearms on January 22, 2008, in Weston. HAYHURST is currently free on bond and will self-report to a designated federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

DANIEL ALFRED CORICA, age 49, of Elkins, was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay a fine of $500. CORICA entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment on October 28, 2009, charging him with unlawfully possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute on November 28, 2006, in Randolph County. The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police.

JABBAR Q. KIMBLE, age 32, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to six months imprisonment and ordered to forfeit $1,850.00. KIMBLE entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana on March 21, 2009, in Pendleton County, West Virginia. KIMBLE is currently free on bond and will self-report to a designated federal institution. The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and the United States Naval Base in Pendleton County.

BILLY JOE RADCLIFF, age 50, of Elkins, was sentenced to five years probation with 10 months home confinement. RADCLIFF entered a plea of guilty on January 25, 2008, to a one-count Information charging him with distributing hydrocodone on January 18, 2007, in Dailey, West Virginia. The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

ZACKARY STOKES, age 24, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced to five years probation. STOKES entered a plea of guilty on September 3, 2009, to a one-count Information charging him with possession of pseudoephedrine on January 6, 2008, in Upshur County, having reasonable cause to believe that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine. The case was investigated by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department.

BRENDA SUE WHITE, age 51, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment. WHITE entered a plea of guilty on December 21, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging her with conspiracy to distribute cocaine, also known as “coke,” from the Summer of 2008 to the Spring of 2009 near Randolph County. WHITE is in federal custody. The case was investigated by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner.

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