6-11-13 Four individuals enter pleas in federal court

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ELKINS — Three individuals recently entered pleas of guilty to methamphetamine charges and one individual entered a plea of guilty to failure to update sex offender registration in United States District Court in Elkins.

According to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II, the following individuals appeared before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

Scott Allen Greenwalt, 40, of Moorefield, entered a plea of guilty to “attempting to manufacture methamphetamine” and his co-defendant, Michelle Lee Stocking, 23, of Moorefield, entered a plea of guilty to “possession of materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine” on Sept. 4, 2012, in Hardy County. Greenwalt, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20-years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine. Stocking, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up 10-years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force and the Moorefield Police Department. The task force consists of officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Virginia State Police — Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

Alan Lee Stanley, 33, of Buckhannon, entered a plea of guilty to “possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine” on Oct. 25, 2012. Stanley, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 20-years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. This case was investigated by the Buckhannon Police Department.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner.

Kyle  Heft, 35, of Mahanoy City, Pa., entered a plea of guilty to “failure to update sex offender registration.” Heft knowingly failed to update a registration pursuant to the Sex Offender Notification Act. Heft, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 10-years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

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