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A federal grand jury in Wheeling has ordered seven area residents on drug trafficking charges, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II reports.

Named in the indictments were:

 

  • Marcel D. Weaver and Holly D. Keyes were charged in an eight count indictment with the distribution of heroin and crack cocaine in Chester in late 2013. Weaver, 29, of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Keyes, 26, of Chester, are also alleged to have maintained a drug-involved premise. The investigation began due to a tip from the Youngstown, Ohio, office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

 

If convicted, Weaver and Keyes face up to 40 years in prison, a $2 million fine, and six years of supervised release. Their case was investigated by the Hancock-Brooke-Weirton Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, an Appalachia HIDTA-funded unit.

 

  • James J. Carney, 22, of Moundsville, indicted on five counts of distributing heroin near protected locations in Marshall County in late 2013. Carney allegedly sold heroin to a confidential informant within 1000 feet of Moundsville Central Elementary School on four occasions and outside a Moundsville restaurant on another occasion. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison, a $2 million fine and six years of supervised release.
  • Glenn A. Miller, 37, and Amanda M. Barker, 25, both of Moundsville, are charged with the distribution of oxycodone and Alprazolam near protected locations in Marshall County in 2012. If convicted, Miller and Barker each face up to 40 years in prison, up to a $2 million fine, and six years of supervised release.
  • Desiree N. Burge, 30, of Moundsville, was charged with one count of distribution of oxycodone in 2013. She faces up to 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine, and at least three years of supervised release if she's convicted.

 

The Carney, Miller, Barker and Burge cases were investigated by the Marshall County Drug Task Force, an Appalachia HIDTA-funded unit.

 

  • Nelda K. White, 54, of Hundred was named in a two-count Indictment charging her with conspiracy to distribute marijuana and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison on each charge. The government also is seeking forfeiture of $23,500 in cash seized in January as part of the investigation.

 

Their cases will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Robert H. McWilliams Jr., Randolph J. Bernard, and Stephen L. Vogrin.

Also in Wheeling, a sex offender who neglected to update his registration after moving from Pennsylvania to West Virginia in 2013 has been indicted in federal court in Wheeling.

Ihlenfeld II said Charles R. Lundis, 64, of Weirton, faces up to 10 years in prison for not updating his sex offender registration as required by law. Lundis had been convicted on rape in Pennsylvania

His case was investigated by the U.S. marshals and the West Virginia State Police. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin.