The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia


July 12, 2014

Two plead guilty in district court

Two defendants pleaded guilty Thursday to drug charges before United States District Judge Irene C. Berger.

Amanda Nicole Canaday, 26, of White Sulphur Springs, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute heroin, admitting that on Aug. 31, 2013, she possessed 56 packets of heroin in her apartment in White Sulphur Springs. Canaday also admitted that she intended to sell the heroin packets.  

She faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when she is sentenced on Oct. 30.

Joshua Daniel Osborne, 31, of Lima, Ohio, pleaded guilty to traveling in interstate commerce to facilitate an unlawful activity. Osborne admitted that on Sept. 1, 2013, he traveled by car from Alderson to Columbus, Ohio, obtained a quantity of heroin, and returned with it to Alderson, where he placed quantities of heroin into capsules, intending to sell them. He further admitted that he had made other trips to Columbus to obtain heroin, which he then sold in Alderson. Osborne faces up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 when he is sentenced on Oct. 30.

The cases were investigated by the Greenbrier Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. The prosecutions are being handled by Assistant United States Attorney John File.

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