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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

New York Man Sentenced To 10 Years On Cocaine Charge


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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – A man from New York was sentenced to ten years in federal prison on a cocaine trafficking charge.

Melvin SANDERS, age 56, formerly of New York, was sentenced to 120 months in prison and three years of supervised release for “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine.” SANDERS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.

Nine others appeared in Elkins Federal court, including Chad Edward CUTRIGHT, age 29, of Montrose, West Virginia, who was sentenced to 60 months in prison and three years of supervised release for “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.”

James Allen WARE, age 30, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release for “Possession of Materials used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” WARE, who is free on bond, will self-report to prison.

Joshua David CASADA, age 29, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced to 51 months in prison and three years of supervised release for “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.” CASADA was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.

Kristin Elaine DYE, age 21, of Buckhannon; Lindsey Parker ROY, age 40, of Elkins, West Virginia; and, Destry Seth POLING, age 27, of Parsons, West Virginia; were sentenced to five years of probation for “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.”

Gary Rudolph LOY, age 41, of Belington, West Virginia, was sentenced to five years of probation for “Manufacture of Methamphetamine.”

Cinda Lou CHAPMAN, age 34, of Maysville, West Virginia, was sentenced to three years of probation for “Theft of Government Money.”

Robert Franklin DAVIS, II, age 35, of Buckhannon, entered a plea of guilty to Possession of Materials used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine. DAVIS, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years in prison.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrew R. Cogar, Stephen D. Warner, David J. Perri, Stephen L. Vogrin and Jarod J. Douglas and investigated by the Greater Harrison County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, the West Virginia State Police, the U.S. Forest Service, the Elkins Police Department, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and the Tucker County Sheriff’s Dept.

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

Updated January 7, 2015