David S. Rokisky, 46, from Tampa, FL; his sister Deborah M. Tate, 56, also from Tampa, FL; and Nino L. Mancino, 43, from Fairmont pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute hydrocodone. They appeared before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.
A federal warrant was in place for Tate's residence and agents found packages containing hydrocodone pills prescribed in Florida. The pills were intended to be sold. Rokisky, Tate, and Mancino each face 10 years in prison. Assistant United State Attorney John C. Parr prosecuted this case and it was investigated by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.
Other hearings before Magistrate Judge Kaull include, Jaunita Farnsworth, 31, from Clarksburg, and Marvin Pierce Ledbetter, Jr., 28; and Amanda Lilly Daniels, 25, from Michigan all entered guilty pleas for possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. They each face up to 20 years in prison.
William Murphy, 24, from Clarksburg, pleaded guilty to use and carry a firearm in relation to a drug-trafficking offense. Murphy possessed a Winchester shotgun and was arrested with Farnsworth, Ledbetter, and Daniels. Murphy is charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and faces 10 years to life in prison. As part of plea agreements, the defendants will forfeit their firearms and money that was seized in December of 2013.
Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan prosecuted this case and the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force lead the investigation.
Angela Nelson, 34, pleaded guilty for the distribution of heroin with 1,000 feet of a protected location. She faces up to 40 years in prison. Nelson's co-defendants, Farrah Echard, 25, and Greg Williams, 41, both from Morgantown, also pleaded guilty for distributing heroin. They face up to 20 years in prison. The West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations led the investigation for this case.
Christopher Vickers, 24, from Clarksburg pleaded guilty for distributing heroin within 1,000 feet of the Monticello Avenue Playground. Vickers faces up to 40 years in prison.
Damian Allen, 27, from Clarksburg, pleaded guilty for distributing crack cocaine and heroin within 1,000 feet of the Harrison Street Playground. Allen faces up to 40 years in prison.
The following cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar.
Ronald Snyder, 31, from Buckhannon entered a guilty plea for failure to update sex offender registration and faces up to 10 years in prison.
Christy D. Ruble, 32, from West Milford entered a guilty plea for embezzlement of $15,236.65 from postal accounts. She faces up to 10 years in prison.
Jeremy Nathan Ferraro, 33, entered a plea of guilty for theft of mail and faces up to five years in prison.