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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Four sentenced on drug trafficking charges

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Four individuals were sentenced today on drug trafficking charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Jeremiah Dustin Dean, 34, of Moorefield, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 37 months in prison for oxycodone trafficking in Grant County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in November 2014 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone” following an investigation by the West Virginia State Police and the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

Dennis Lynn Smith, 56, of Upper Tract, West Virginia was sentenced today to five years of probation for his role in manufacturing methamphetamine in Pendleton County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in March 2014 to one count of “Maintaining Drug-Involved Premise” following an investigation by the West Virginia State Police. Smith was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $9,990.50.

Terry J. Sutter, 51, of Mill Creek, West Virginia, was sentenced today to five years of probation for marijuana trafficking in Randolph County, West Virginia in June 2014. He pled guilty in November 2014 to one count of “Manufacture and Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute Marijuana” following an investigation by the National Forest Service and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office.

Arnold Lee Mayle, 72, of Canton, Ohio, was sentenced today to two years of probation for distributing clonazepam, an anti-anxiety medication, in Randolph County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting in the Distribution of Clonazepam” following an investigation by the United States Forest Service.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Cogar prosecuted Smith and Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner prosecuted the remaining defendants on behalf of the government.

Chief U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 8, 2016