Four indictments alleging distribution of quantities of oxycodone and hydromorphone that were returned by a federal grand jury on Jan. 15, were unsealed this week at U.S. District Court in Bluefield.
Laura Jennings, 54, of Maybeury, was named in a 3-count indictment alleging that (twice) on March 17, and again on April 28, 2010, she intentionally distributed a quantity of oxycodone at or near Maybeury. Assistant U.S. Attorney Miller Bushong represented the government at the grand jury session meeting in Beckley.
Earl Inscore, 43, of Princeton, was named in a 3-count federal indictment alleging that on March 27, April 10, and Nov. 20, all in 2012, he intentionally distributed a quantity of hydromorphone at or near Princeton. Bushong also presented the case to the grand jury.
Alane C. McKenzie, 39, of Princeton, was named in a 2-count indictment alleging that she intentionally distributed hydromorphone at or near Princeton on Oct. 24 and Nov. 26, both in 2012. Bushong presented the case to the grand jury.
Robin Roope, 39, also of Princeton, was named in a 4-count indictment alleging that on Nov. 5, Nov. 7, and twice on Nov. 27, once at 3:01 p.m., and again at 4:44 p.m., all in 2012, and all at or near Princeton, intentionally distributed a quantity of hydromorphone. Bushong also presented the government’s case to the grand jury.
In addition to the four indictments, the court also entered orders setting the initial appearance/arraignment hearings for two inmates who are currently houses at the Federal Correctional Institution in Welch. Both Rogelio Rodriguez-Cabrera, 40, and Kevin Lanier, 29, are scheduled to appear before U.S. Magistrate Judge R. Clarke VanDervort on Tuesday, Feb. 5 at U.S. District Court in Beckley. Rodriguez-Cabrera is scheduled to appear at 11 a.m., and Lanier is set to appear at 10:30 a.m.
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