PARSONS – A press release from the office of United States Attorney, William J. Ihlenfeld, II, states that Destry Seth Poling, of Parsons, was sentenced to five years probation for “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in the Manufacture of Methamphetamine.”
In a case that started in 2013 a Federal Grand Jury returned a 39-count indictment charging six Tucker County residents with drug charges related to the manufacture of methamphetamine. Poling faced a total of five counts. Poling was originally charged with the five counts of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine” from November 2012 to June 2013 in Tucker, Randolph, Upshur and Preston Counties.
In October 2013 Poling went before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull in Elkins and entered a plea of guilty to possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.
On Sept. 9, 2014 Ihlenfeld’s office sent out a press release stating that Poling was sentenced to five years probation for above charges.
This case, and others, was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Andrew R. Cogar, Stephen D. Warner, David J. Perri, Stephen L. Vogrin and Jarod J. Douglas and investigated by the Greater Harrison County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Barbour County Sheriff’s Department, the West Virginia State Police, The U.S. Forest Service, the Elkins Police Department, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Department and the Tucker Sheriff’s Department.
Chief U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.