Four receive sentences in two separate drug cases
HUNTINGTON -- Three women and a man are among those recently sentenced on drug charges by U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers.
Punishments for Helen Louise Adkins and Alanna Lynn Mattison stem from a suspected Midwest drug trafficking organization.
Adkins received a 1-year, 6-month prison sentence, while Mattison received a term of one year and a day.
Adkins, 43, of Ceredo, had pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting heroin distribution. Her signed agreement with prosecutors states she distributed two grams of heroin Jan. 18, 2013, to an undercover agent in exchange for a television.
Mattison, 32, of Huntington, had pleaded guilty to making an apartment available for use for storing and distributing heroin and oxycodone.
Her signed agreement states she maintained an apartment from February 2013 to Aug. 15, 2013, in the 500 block of 14th Street West to support the drug trafficking operation.
The alleged ringleader, Bobby Nelson Gulley, previously received a 5-year, 3-month prison sentence for his involvement. He had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin from January 2013 to Aug. 15, 2013.
Federal prosecutors agreed not to seek an enhanced sentence based upon Gulley's criminal record and dismissed various counts against each defendant, all in exchange for their pleas.
TWO SENTENCED IN METH CASE: Christopher Allyn Coyner and Misty Dawn Meadows each received sentences of six months in prison. Both pleaded guilty to to aiding and abetting a meth-related offense.
Coyner, 47, and Meadows, 34, pleaded guilty to a separate count, aiding and abetting in the possession of pseudoephedrine with knowledge the pharmaceutical would be used to manufacture meth.
It occurred Aug. 19, 2013, in Hurricane.
The plea agreements measured Coyner's involvement at less than 40 grams of pseudoephedrine. Meadows' involvement was measured at 10 grams of the pharmaceutical.
The case stemmed from an alleged conspiracy to manufacture meth and possess/distribute its key ingredient, pseudoephedrine. It lasted from July 2013 to Aug. 19, 2013, and involved various incidents at several area pharmacies, including those located in Cabell, Mason, Putnam and Kanawha counties, according to the indictment.
Federal prosecutors agreed to dismiss the conspiracy allegation, along with remaining charges of the 41-count indictment in exchange for admissions by the defendants.
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