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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ten sentenced on drug trafficking charges

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

Dustin Turner, 42, of Weston, West Virginia, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for his role in manufacturing methamphetamine in Lewis County, West Virginia, in May 2014. He pled guilty in October 2014 to one count of “Possession of Materials to be used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine” following an investigation by the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office. Turner will receive credit for time served since May 2014.

Julie Ann Johnson, 37, of Elkins, West Virginia, was sentenced to 57 months in prison for her role in manufacturing methamphetamine in Randolph County, West Virginia. She pled guilty in November 2014 to one count of “Possession of Materials to be used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine” following an investigation by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. Johnson was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $19,221.49.

Shannon David Flagg, 41, of Hambleton, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 41 months in prison for her role in manufacturing methamphetamine in Tucker County, West Virginia. She pled guilty in October 2013 to one count of “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine” following an investigation by the United States Forest Service, the Tucker County Sheriff’s Office, and the West Virginia State Police.

Richard Raymond Linger, 29, of Norton, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 15 months in prison after he was discovered in possession of morphine in Tucker County, West Virginia in February 2014.  He pled guilty in December 2014 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Morphine” following an investigation by the Tucker County Sheriff Department.

Shannon Salisbury, 35, of Burnsville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to five years of probation for her role in manufacturing methamphetamine in Lewis County, West Virginia. She pled guilty in May 2014 to one count of “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine” following an investigation by the West Virginia State Police.

Rita Brown, 50, of Sand Fork, West Virginia, was sentenced today to five years of probation for her role in manufacturing methamphetamine in Gilmer County, West Virginia. She pled guilty in May 2014 to one count of “Maintaining Drug-Involved Premises” following an investigation by the West Virginia State Police.

Clyde Earl Goldstein, 35, of Davis, West Virginia, was sentenced today to two years of probation for selling subutex, a prescription painkiller, in Tucker County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in October 2014 to one count of “Distribution of Subutex” following an investigation by the Tucker County Sheriff Department.

Jessica Dawn Kerns, 23, of Beverly, West Virginia, was sentenced today to two years of probation for selling Alprazolam, an anti-anxiety drug, in Randolph County, West Virginia. She pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Distribution of Alprazolam” following an investigation by the Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, the United States Forest Service, the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office, and the West Virginia State Police.

Angie Lyn Graber, 48, of Philippi, West Virginia, was sentenced today to two years of probation for selling Clonazepam, an anti-anxiety medication, in Randolph County, West Virginia. She pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Distribution of Clonazepam” following an investigation by the United States Forest Service.

Mindy Rachelle Leary, 26, of Durbin, West Virginia, was sentenced today to two years of probation for her role in manufacturing methamphetamine in Randolph County, West Virginia. She pled guilty in November 2014 to one count of “Distribution of Laboratory Supply Knowingly to Manufacture Methamphetamine” following an investigation by the Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, the United States Forest Service, the Pocahontas County Sheriff’s Office, and the West Virginia State Police.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David Perri prosecuted Brown and Turner, Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Stein prosecuted Goldstein and Linger, 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