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.
Shady Spring women sentenced for selling oxycodone
A Shady Spring woman was sentenced to one year in federal prison for selling oxycodone.
Man hunting mushrooms finds hand grenade
A Mercer County resident who was searching for mushrooms at a location off of New Hope Road near Spurrier Road came upon something that he didn’t expect to see — a World War II-era, pineapple-style hand grenade.
Police believe man shot himself to avoid going to jail
A Richwood resident was arrested Wednesday on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and providing false information to the State Police.
Stanaford store robbed Tuesday
The search is on for a male suspect who allegedly robbed the Smith’s Corner Packette on Stanaford Road in Piney View.
Woman charged for false bobcat emergency
A Mercer County woman was charged Tuesday with falsely reporting an emergency after police said she made up a story about a bobcat in a neighbor’s house.
Preliminary hearing set for Bluefield ‘warlock’
A Bluefield man who police say used a promise of magical spells to lure children into committing sexual acts with him remains incarcerated at the Southern Regional Jail in Beaver on multiple sexual assault and sexual abuse charges.
Two people hospitalized after knifing altercation
A man and woman were taken to the hospital after suffering knife wounds just before midnight Monday, police said.
State Police looking for registered sex offender
According to a release from West Virginia State Police Cpl. R.A. Daniel, State Police and the West Virginia Parole Services Department are trying to locate Christopher Lee Preston, 35.
Man sentenced for burning wife’s cats
A Fayette County man who had previously pleaded guilty to three felony animal cruelty charges, was sentenced Tuesday before Fayette County Circuit Court Judge John Hatcher.
2-year-old dies after drug overdose; couple arrested
Two Marion County residents were arrested for the death of a child and charged with child neglect resulting in death.
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