On Tuesday, Dec. 17, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that eleven individuals entered pleas of guilty in Federal Court.
Among them, Eric Scott Pennington, 30, of Parsons, and Misty Autumn Grafton, 26, of Hambleton, entered pleas of guilty before Judge Kaull to “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be Used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.”
Both are free on bond pending sentencing and could face up to 20 years in prison. This case was investigated by the Monongahela National Forest-Law Enforcement and Investigations and the Tucker County Sheriff’s Department. In the original indictment, Pennington was also charged with “Conspiracy to Distribute Methanphetamine” from November 2012 to June 2013 in Tucker, Randolph, Upshur and Preston counties.
On Thursday, Dec. 19, Susan Chloe Ridley, age 48, of Parsons, entered a plea of guilty before Judge Bailey to “Distribution of Pseudoephedrine.” Ridley, who is on bond pending sentencing, faces up to five years in prison.
In the original indictment, Ridley faced six counts of drug charges related to the manufacture of methamphetamine. These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner.