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Woman indicted in ADHD pills case

Feb. 03, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- A Kenova woman will appear in federal court this week on charges that she fraudulently acquired medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

Amy Shantel Hatfield, 36, of Kenova, was named in the seven-count indictment this week. Each count alleges she acquired the medication by misrepresentation, fraud, deception and subterfuge.

Four counts involved the medication amphetamine. Three others involved lisdexamfetamine.

The incidents occurred between June 21, 2012, and August 22, 2012.

Hatfield is scheduled for an initial appearance and arraignment Feb. 8 before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl A. Eifert.

In an unrelated case, this week's grand jury also indicted Ralph Oliver Mayes Jr., 37, of Dearborn Heights, Mich. It charged him with possessing with an intent to distribute heroin. The charge stems from a Jan. 9 arrest in Barboursville's 700 block of Main Street.

The arrest led to authorities finding 33 individually wrapped bags of heroin, according to the affidavit. A companion incident report at the Barboursville Police Department measured the drug's weight at 16.5 grams and its worth at $2,970. They also seized an undisclosed drug valued at $90, along with $903 cash, drug paraphernalia and a Michigan identification card, according to the affidavit and incident report.

Mayes was arraigned Wednesday. He remains detained at the Carter County Detention Center in Grayson, Ky.

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