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5 sentenced, 2 convicted for drug crimes in Marshall Co.

Updated: Monday, September 30 2013, 12:43 PM EDT

WHEELING, W.Va. --


Five people were sentenced in federal court for their participation in the trafficking of prescription painkillers in Marshall County, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II.

Bellaire residents 47-year-old Wilbur L. Richardson Jr. and 22-year-old Andrew J. Richardson were sentenced to five months in prison, five months of home detention and six years of supervised release for the distribution of oxycodone within 1,000 feet of the Moundsville Middle School.

Both were remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

Additionally, 24-year-old Kristen Sturm, 25-year-old Jennifer A. Thompson, and 20-year-old Tyler M. Young, of Moundsville, were sentenced to three years of supervised probation for the felony offense of distribution of oxycodone within 1,000 feet of the Moundsville Middle School.

The Richardsons, Sturm, Thompson, and Young were all sentenced by U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr.

Also in federal court, 20-year-old Montrell L. Black, also known as “Slim,” of Wheeling, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine and one count of felon in possession of a firearm before U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert.  

Black, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison on the drug charge and up to 10 years in prison on the firearm charge.

Daniel R. Robertson, 28, entered a plea of guilty before Seibert to distribution of oxymorphone. Robertson, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison.

Ihlenfeld said the cases were investigated by the Marshall County Drug Task Force, which includes officers and agents from the Moundsville Police Department, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Additionally, the following Ohio Valley residents were either convicted or sentenced on drug-related charges in federal court.

-Matthew Scott Hedrick, 32, of New Martinsville, was sentenced by Judge Stamp to eight months in prison and three years of supervised release.

-Kimberly Lynn Nelson, 30, of New Martinsville, was sentenced by Judge Stamp to three years of supervised probation for possession with intent to distribute heroin.  The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigations.  

-James Ferguson, 37, of Valley Grove, entered a plea of guilty before Stamp to conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone in the Wheeling area from late 2011 to May 18, 2012.  Ferguson, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison.   This case was investigated by the Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the Wheeling Police Department, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

-Christian E. Iverson, 26, of New Martinsville, appeared before Judge Seibert and entered a plea of guilty to felon in possession of a firearm. Iverson, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years in prison.  This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri and investigated by the New Martinsville Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

5 sentenced, 2 convicted for drug crimes in Marshall Co.


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