A Buckhannon man was among four defendants who were named in separate indictments returned on Tuesday by a federal grand jury sitting in Elkins.
Robert James Taylor, 24, of Buckhannon is charged with assaulting and resisting a deputy U.S. marshal who was engaged in the performance of his official duties on Jan. 27 in Upshur County. Taylor faces a maximum penalty of eight years in prison and a fine of $250,000.
The case was investigated by the United States Marshal Service and will be prosecuted Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner.
Larry Dayton Bailey, 33, of Ireland, was named in a two-count indictment alleging he distributed methamphetamine in Randolph County on April 19, 2010, and possessed materials to manufacture the drug on April 21, 2010. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million on the first count and 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on the second count.
The case will be prosecuted by Warner and was investigated by the Randolph County Sheriff's Department.
Uriah Scott Crislip, 37, of Ashtabula Ohio, was named in a three-count indictment. Count 1 alleges Crislip stole U.S. Postal money orders on Oct. 15, 2010, in Linn. Count two and three allege that he falsely printed money orders on Oct. 15 and Oct. 18, 2010.
If convicted Crislip faces a maximum of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 on each count of the indictment. The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and will be prosecuted by Warner.
Sean Christopher Adams, also known as "Rico," 22, was named in a one-count indictment alleging he distributed "crack" cocaine on April 15 in Harrison County. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley and was investigated by the Harrison/Lewis County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.
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