Federal jury indicts 5 on meth charges

A federal grand jury sitting in Elkins handed down five local indictments – all of which are drug-related – Tuesday in federal court.

The five local individuals listed in the indictments are from Barbour, Upshur and Grant counties, according to a news release issued the same day from the office of William J. Ihlenfeld II, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia.

Gary Rudolph Loy, 30, of Belington, was named in a three-count indictment. Counts one and three charge Loy with possession of material used in the manufacture of methamphetamine on July 8, 2012, and Aug. 28, 2012. Count two charges Loy with manufacturing methamphetamine on Aug.28, 2012. If convicted, Loy faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on counts one and three and 20 years imprisonment and a $1 million fine on count two.

The charges against Loy stem from two separate incidents – the most recent of which took place Aug. 28, 2012, near a popular hot dog vendor in Norton. Trooper 1st Class G.S. Deweese with the Elkins detachment of the West Virginia State Police responded to a be-on-the-lookout call around 2 p.m. for Loy, who had three active felony warrants in Barbour County and one active felony warrant from Randolph County. Deweese allegedly found Loy, his girlfriend, Tonya Warner, 29, also of Belington, and their 3- and 4-year-old children – along with a “shake-and-bake” mobile meth lab – in a white van in the parking lot in front of Bob’s Hotdogs.

In Randolph County Circuit Court Thursday, Warner pleaded guilty to one felony count of an information charging her with gross neglect of a child creating a substantial risk of serious bodily injury and one misdemeanor count of an information charging her with obstructing an officer.

  • Alan Lee Stanley, 33, of Buckhannon, was named in a seven-count indictment. Count one charges Stanley with possession of materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine on Oct. 26, 2012. Counts two through six charge Stanley with possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine on Sept. 11, Sept. 18, Oct. 1, Oct. 2 and Oct. 25, 2012. Count seven charges Stanley with attempted possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine on Oct 1, 2012.

The indictment also seeks the forfeiture of items seized from Stanley’s residence on Oct. 26, 2012, meaning those items will remain in the custody of the federal government. If convicted, Stanley faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on count one and 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 on counts two through seven.

  • Scott Allen Greenwalt, 40, Michelle Lee Stocking, 23, and Kimberly Evans, 39, all of Moorefield, were named in a 25-count indictment.

Count one charges Greenwalt, Stocking and Evans with conspiracy to manufacture, possess and distribute methamphetamine from March 5, 2012, to Sept. 4, 2012. Count two charges Greenwalt, Stocking and Evans with possession of materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine on June 13, 2012. Count three charges Greenwalt and Stocking with attempting to manufacture methamphetamine on Sept. 4, 2012.

Count four charges Greenwalt and Stocking with possession of materials used in the manufacture of methamphetamine on Sept. 4, 2012. Counts five through 10 charge Greenwalt with possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine on May 3, May 22, June 2, July 10, Aug.1 and Aug. 23, 2012.

Count 11 charges Greenwalt with attempting to possess pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine on July 25, 2012. Counts 12-16 charge Stocking with possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine on June 9, June 13, and July 15, 2012, and March 23 and April 2, 2013.

Counts 17-25 charge Evans with possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine on March 5, March 16, March 31, April 17, May 4, May 11, May 24, June 6 and June 11, 2012.

If convicted, Greenwalt, Stocking and Evans face up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1 million fine on counts one and three; 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on counts two and four; and 20 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on counts five through 25.