A Nicholas County man was sentenced Thursday in U.S. District Court by Judge Thomas E. Johnston to five years in federal prison for selling morphine. Ralph Donald Bryant II, 41, of Summersville, pleaded guilty in September 2012 to distribution of morphine.
He admitted that on Aug. 4, 2010, he sold one morphine tablet to an individual cooperating with law enforcement authorities in exchange for $120 at his auto care business located in Summersville.
Bryant also admitted that from the fall of 2007 until April 11, 2011, he distributed multiple controlled substances including oxymorphone and oxycodone in and around the Nicholas County area.
The Central West Virginia Drug Task Force conducted the investigation, and Assistant U.S. Attorney John Frail handled the prosecution.
Prosecutor seeks life sentence for arsonist
Evidence is expected to be presented in a Greenbrier County courtroom next week in connection with a recidivism action the state is pursuing against David Clayton White, 48, of Meadow Bridge.
Trial is postponed in re-opened case
Over the vigorous objections of defense attorney Michael Whitt, a Greenbrier Circuit Court judge granted the state’s motion to postpone the trial of Gary Richard Baker.
House fire results in child neglect charges
A Beckley woman is facing child neglect charges after one of her children started a fire inside her Grove Street home Saturday, according to the Beckley Police Department.
Scarbro man pleads guility to firearm violation
A Fayette County man previously convicted of using violent physical force against an acquaintance pleaded guilty in federal court May 13 to illegal firearm possession charges.
Suspect charged in connection with attempted robbery
An Oceana man was charged in connection with a robbery attempt at Oceana Professional Pharmacy in the wee hours of Friday morning.
Raleigh man to be sentenced July 9
A Harper man has pleaded guilty to malicious assault, according to Raleigh County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Andy Dimlich.
West Virginia State Police raided a Rainelle residence Monday and arrested four people in connection of a “shake and bake” or “mobile” methamphetamine lab, police said.
Robbery suspects arrested in Beckley
Beckley Police have arrested two local men for the robbery of a Beckley video lottery club on South Eisenhower Drive.
Danese man is facing drug charges
Fayette County Sheriff’s Deputy S.G. Milam arrested a Fayette man on drug charges Monday.
Nicholas County man pleads guilty in court to drug conspiracy charge
A Nicholas County man now faces a minimum of 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of a mixture or substance containing methamphetamine.
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