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Eight Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court
Six Given Prison Sentences for Drug Convictions

U.S. Attorney’s Office September 06, 2013
  • Northern District of West Virginia (304) 234-0100

ELKINS, WV—United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that eight individuals recently appeared in federal court in Elkins for sentencing.

  • William Trent Richardson, age 21, of French Creek, West Virginia, was sentenced to 74 months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $3,000 for maintaining a drug-involved premise from February 2 to September 13, 2012, to manufacture, store, distribute, and use methamphetamine. The court also ordered Richardson to make restitution in the amount of $2,496 to the Drug Enforcement Administration for the clean-up of the methamphetamine lab.
  • Daniel Ray Phares, age 44, of Elkins, was sentenced to 70 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release for manufacturing marijuana. The court also ordered the forfeiture of $950.01 as proceeds of the illegal activity, as well as a .22 rifle and ammunition.
  • Alan Lee Stanley, age 33, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced to 57 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release for possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
  • Michelle Lee Stocking, age 23, of Moorefield, West Virginia, was sentenced to 51 months’ imprisonment and two years of supervised release for possession of materials used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
  • Kayla Lynn Evans, age 39, of Moorefield, was sentenced to 41 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release for possession of materials used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
  • Shalae Studer, age 22, of Elkins, was sentenced to 33 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release for possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
  • Kyle Lee Heft, age 35, of Mahoney City, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 10 months’ imprisonment and 20 years of supervised release for failure to update sex offender registry.”
  • Richardson, Phares, Stanley, Stocking, Evans, Studer, and Heft were remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service pending designation to a federal institution.
  • Richard Maurice Haddix, age 33, of Elkins, was sentenced to five years’ probation for wire fraud. The court also ordered Haddix to pay restitution in the amount of $102,260.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner and investigated by the West Virginia State Police; Upshur County Sheriff’s Department; Elkins Police Department; Randolph County Sheriff’s Department; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; Buckhannon Police Department; Moorefield Police Department; the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, consisting of officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations; the United States Forest Service Law Enforcement; the Northern District of West Virginia; and the Middle District of Pennsylvania United States Marshals Service.

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