ELKINS, W. Va. – Eight individuals appeared before Chief Judge John Preston Bailey for sentencing on Wednesday.

Ricky Lee Townsend, 53, of Coxs Mills, was sentenced to 100 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

The Court ordered that Townsend’s sentence run concurrent with the Gilmer County state sentence he is currently serving on drug-related charges; he was remanded to state custody.

This case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police.

Barbara Ann Spiva, 48, of Elkins, was sentenced to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release for maintaining a drug-involved premise in Randolph County for the purpose of manufacturing, storing, distributing and using methamphetamine. She was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

This case was investigated by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police.

The TOWNSEND and SPIVA cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner.

Chad Frederick Arbogast, 35, of Belington, was sentenced to 46 months in prison and three years of supervised release for the distribution of oxycodone on July 8, 2013.

Arbogast is free on bond and will self-report to the designated Federal institution on July 15, 2014.

Jonathan Scott Healy, 30, of Elkins, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and one year of supervised release for the use of a communication device to facilitate a drug felony.

The Court ordered Healy’s sentence run consecutive to a state sentence he is currently servicing for 3rd degree shoplifting. He was remanded to state custody.

Keith Allen Poteete, 48, of Elkins, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and four years of supervised release for the distribution of buprenorphine within 1,000 feet of the Davis Street Park Playground.

Poteete, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on July 15, 2014.

Charles Jacob Freeman, 26, of Beverly, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison and four years of supervised release for the distribution of alprazolam within 1,000 feet of the Beverly Manor.

Freeman, free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on July 15, 2014.

Kenneth Franklin Pudder, 32, of Elkins, was sentenced to three years of probation for maintaining a drug-involved premise for the purpose of unlawfully storing and distributing buprenorphine.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shawn A. Morgan and Stephen D. Warner and were the result of the work of the Mountain Region Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations, U.S. Forest Service, Randolph County Sheriff’s Department, Tucker County Sheriff’s Department and the DEA, assisted by the DEA Tactical Diversion Squad.

Ronald Snyder, 39, of Buckhannon, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and five years of supervised release for failure to update his sex offender registration.

The Court ordered Snyder’s sentence be served consecutively with the state sentence he is currently serving for the delivery of marijuana. He was remanded to state custody.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Morgan and investigated by the United States Marshals Service and the West Virginia State Police.

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