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.
Three arrested after hit-and-run, foot pursuit
hree Mercer County men were arrested following a vehicular pursuit Wednesday that started when patrolmen with the Bluefield Police Department spotted a vehicle wanted in a hit and run entering the Bluefield State College campus, and ending with a foot pursuit.
Cyclist injured in accident
A cyclist was injured on a trail near the Gauley River when she fell from her bike to avoid a tree branch.
Errant prank at Little General store sends Rock Creek man to jail cell
A prank gone wrong sent one person to jail and another to the hospital, according to a criminal complaint filed in Raleigh County Magistrate Court.
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Investigation under way into accidental death
The Fayette County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an accidental death in the Maplewood area, according to a press release from the office.
One dead, one injured in single vehicle crash
A car crash near Nicholas County left one dead and another injured, according to dispatchers Tuesday.
Woman in critical condition after motorcycle accident
A motorcycle accident on Bolt Road in Raleigh County left a woman in critical condition Tuesday, according to a press release from the West Virginia State Police.
Felony charges filed against two at Boone volunteer fire department
The West Virginia Fire Marshal’s Office is accusing members of a volunteer fire department in Wharton with forging state documents.
Starved Pennsylvania 7-year-old weighed only 25 pounds
A 7-year-old Pennsylvania boy authorities described as being so underweight he looked like a human skeleton has been released from the hospital.
Ex-state agency worker pleads guilty to fraud
A former case worker for the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources is facing up to 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine after pleading guilty to fraud.
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