Six Tucker County residents will be in Federal Court for pre-trials on Monday, Oct. 28 and trials will begin on Tuesday, Nov. 5 for drug charges related to the manufacture of methamphetamine.
• Destry Seth Poling, 26, of Parsons, faces a total of five counts.
• Shannon David Flagg, ,aka “Shane”, 40, of Hambleton, faces a total of fourteen counts.
• Susan Chloe Ridley, 47, of Parsons, faces a total of six counts.
• Misty Autumn Grafton, 25, of Hambleton, faces a total of six counts.
• Eric Scott Pennington, 29, of Parsons, faces a total of ten counts.
• Michael Luther White, 22, of Thomas, faces two counts.
• Pennington and White are also charged with “Conspiracy to Distribute Methanphetamione” from November of 2012 to June 2013, in Tucker, Randolph, Upshur and Preston Counties.
In addition to the conspiracy charge, other charges include the possession of material used in the manufacture of methamohetamine, possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamohetamine and attempted possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamohetamine.
Each defendant faces penalties of up to 20 years in prison. Under Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
This case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner and was initially investigated by agents and officers of the Monongahela National Forest Law Enforcement and Investigations Division.