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Four people have been sentenced for drug offenses in the Southern District of West Virginia, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin reports.

William Edward Richmond, 31, of Charleston, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for dealing crack with an additional 18 months for violating the terms of his supervised release.

Richmond admitted to selling crack cocaine to an informant in June near the intersection of Park and Central avenues on Charleston's West Side.

U.S. District Judge John T. Copenhaver Jr. sentenced Richmond, the Charleston Police Department Special Enforcement Unit conducted the investigation and Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Hanks prosecuted the case, part of the Charleston area's Drug Market Intervention initiative.

Rachel Saunders, 32, was sentenced to three years of probation and 100 hours of community service for distributing oxycodone at a video lottery establishment on North Eisenhower Drive in Beckley. Saunders had admitted to selling the pills to a confidential informant in March 2013.

Amber Green, 33, was sentenced to five months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for distributing oxycodone in Beckley. Green admitted to selling the pills to a confidential informant at a resident on Wildwood Avenue in April 2013.

Cayla Lindsay, 20, was sentenced to three years of probation followed by 100 hours of community service for distributing oxycodone in Beckley. Lindsay had admitted to selling the pills to a confidential information at a restaurant on South Eisenhower Drive in Beckley in April 2013.