The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Police/Courts

March 28, 2014

Judge sentences 3 Beckley women for selling oxycodone

Three Beckley women were sentenced in U.S. District Court Thursday after pleading guilty to distribution of prescription pain pills.

Rachel Saunders, 32, pleaded guilty in November 2013 to distributing oxycodone, a powerful and addictive prescription painkiller.

Saunders admitted that on March 26, 2013, she sold several oxycodone pills to a confidential informant who was working with the Beckley Police Department Drug Unit and the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office.

The drug deal took place at a local video lottery establishment on North Eisenhower Drive in Beckley.

U.S. District Judge Irene C. Berger sentenced Saunders to three years of probation, and 100 hours of community service.

Amber Green, 33, was sentenced to five months imprisonment and a three-year term of supervised release.

Green pleaded guilty in November 2013 to selling several oxycodone pills to a confidential informant who was working with the Beckley Police Department Drug Unit and the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Office on April 24, 2013.

The drug deal took place at a residence on Wildwood Avenue in Beckley.

Cayla Lindsay, 20, was sentenced to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service.

Lindsay pleaded guilty in December 2013 to selling several oxycodone pills to a confidential informant who was working with the Beckley Police Department Drug Unit on April 10, 2013.

The drug deal took place at a restaurant located on South Eisenhower Drive in Beckley.

— E-mail: wholdren@register-herald.com

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