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William J. Ihlenfeld, II
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May 13, 2013
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Seven Sentenced in Meth Cases

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA - Eight individuals were recently sentenced in United States District Court in Elkins by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey, with seven of the sentencings related to the manufacture of methamphetamine.

According to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, the following individuals appeared before Judge Bailey for sentencings:

RICHARD WAYNE WEAVER, age 38, of Horner, West Virginia, was sentenced to 135 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. WEAVER entered a plea of guilty on September 18, 2012, to “Conspiracy to Manufacture, Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute Methamphetamine from May of 2011 to July of 2012 in the Northern District of West Virginia.” WEAVER was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. The case was investigated by the Upshur County Sheriff’s Department, the Buckhannon Police Department and the United States Marshals Service.

ROBERT ALLEN COOK, age 49, of Moorefield, West Virginia, was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. COOK entered a plea of guilty on November 30, 2012, to “Possession of Material Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine” for conduct that occurred in January of 2012, in Hardy County. CHAMP, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution. The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police, the Hardy County Sheriff’s Department and the Moorefield Police Department.

ANDREW CARR, age 18, of Lahmansville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 48 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. CARR entered a plea of guilty on December 11, 2012, to “Possession of Material Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” CARR, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution. This case was investigated by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, the West Virginia State Police-BCI and United States Forest Service/Homeland Security Investigations.

STEVEN B. MILLER a/k/a “PASCO,” age 40, of Dryfork, West Virginia, was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. MILLER entered a plea of guilty on December 11, 2012, to “Possession of Material Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” MILLER, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution. This case was investigated by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, the West Virginia State Police-BCI and United States Forest Service/Homeland Security Investigations.

PAULA LYNN CHAMP, age 30, of Purgitsville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. CHAMP entered a plea of guilty on November 30, 2012, to “Possession of Material Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine” for conduct that occurred in January of 2012, in Hardy County. CHAMP, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution. The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police, the Hardy County Sheriff’s Department and the Moorefield Police Department.

ARCHIE RAY ARBOGAST, age 36, of Durbin, West Virginia, was sentenced to five years probation, with the first six months being under home confinement. ARBOGAST entered a plea of guilty on December 11, 2012, to “Possession of Material Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” This case was investigated by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, the West Virginia State Police-BCI and United States Forest Service/Homeland Security Investigations.

KELLEY LEIGH COHENOUR, age 35, of Marlinton, West Virginia, was sentenced to five years probation. COHENOUR entered a plea of guilty on February 7, 2013, to “Possession of Material Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” This case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police (Pocahontas County Detachment), the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office and the Pocahontas County Community Corrections.
These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner. LAWAN GADDY, age 24, of Lewis County, West Virginia, was sentenced to 21 months
imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. GADDY entered a plea of
guilty on December 14, 2012, to “Providing a False Statement to a Federal Firearms Licensee in the Acquisition of a Firearm” on September 20, 2011. GADDY, was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Weston Police Department.

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