The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Police/Courts

November 6, 2013

Two Nicholas County men sentenced to time in federal prison

Two men were sentenced to federal prison for their participation in a Nicholas County methamphetamine conspiracy.

Roy Spinks Sr., of Craigsville, 59, was sentenced to two years in prison. His co-defendant, Michael Boley, 31, of Summersville, was also sentenced to two years in prison for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

Spinks, who pleaded guilty in August to making a residence available for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine, permitted an associate, Felicia Bess, to cook meth at his Kyler Road residence in Nicholas County.

Boley, who also pleaded guilty in August, cooked methamphetamine at Spinks’ Nicholas residence, as well as at several other locations in and around Nicholas County from October 2010 until June 2011.

Bess, 23, of Summersville, was sentenced in February to three years in prison for her participation in the conspiracy.

Also in February, Roy Spinks Jr., 39, of Craigsville, was sentenced to six years in prison for making a residence available for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine.

Court records say that during the conspiracy, Spinks Jr. and Bess worked together to manufacture methamphetamine using a technique known as the “shake and bake.”  Spinks Jr. also told police that he manufactured methamphetamine at several different residences in Nicholas County

In a related matter, Bratten Smith, 28, of Richwood, was sentenced in February to two years in prison. From February 2011 until May 1, 2011, Smith helped Spinks and Bess cook methamphetamine at a residence in Nicholas County. Smith also supplied pseudoephedrine and other ingredients that were used to manufacture methamphetamine. In exchange for the meth-making materials, Smith received methamphetamine for his personal use.

In addition, Shannon Ellison (3-1/2 years), Jennifer Curry (2 years), Rachel Petrey (five years and 10 months), and Terry Mullins (four years and three months), all of Nicholas County, were sentenced to federal prison earlier this year for conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.

1
Text Only
Police/Courts
AP Video
Joy Fills Streets of Cleveland As LeBron Returns Proposed Bill to Regulate NY Costumed Characters WH: LeBron's Move a 'Powerful Statement' Ana Ortiz on 'Devious Maids' Finale CDC Addresses Lab Safety Problems Texas Shooting Suspect Collapses in Court Death Toll Tops 100 As Israel Offense Continues LeBron James Says He's Returning to Cavaliers Man Flees Police in World Cup Scalping Scheme Robot Writes Jewish Torah Scroll Raw: Israel, Gaza Exchange Rocket Fire More Immigrants Detained Along Rio Grande World Cup Final Pits Argentina Against Germany Police: Prostitute Linked to 2nd Death Thousands Attend NYC Firefighter's Funeral Art of Haitian Machete Fighting Revived Raw: Australia Hosts Annual Beer Can Regatta Mass. Mayor: Families Lost Everything in Fire Fans Dying to Be Near Jazz Greats Robots Gearing Up for Their Own 'World Cup'
Web Extra