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Long Formally Pleads Innocent

By Staff | Nov 20, 2008

A New Martinsville woman pleaded innocent to drug charges in Wetzel County Circuit Court Nov. 12.

Randelin N. Long, 19, of 130 N. Bridge St., Chapel View Apartments, Apt. B2, was formally arraigned on one count of delivery of a controlled substance, heroin, to have taken place in July 2008 and one count of manufacturing a controlled substance, marijuana, to have taken place in July 2008.

She pleaded not guilty to the charges. Defense Attorney Jeremiah Gardner requested discovery from the state, which was to be provided by Nov. 14. The defense will respond to the state’s discovery request by Dec. 3 and they will return to court Dec. 5 at 9 a.m.

In another matters, Jana K. Schupbach, 28, of 506 Abbie View Drive, New Martinsville, told the court she was prepared to admit the elements of the allegations in a petition to revoke her probation. She was placed on three years probation on July 11 when she pleaded guilty to embezzlement. The original sentence that was suspended was for one to 10 years in the West Virginia Penitentiary.

On Dec. 28, 2007, Schupbach, in her capacity as an employee of J.W. Potts Insurance Agency, embezzled and used funds in excess of $1,000 for her own benefit. Prosecutor Tim Haught said Progressive Bank had alerted the business to a missing deposit of $5,843.36. Of that, Schupbach allegedly took $2,944 cash and the checks were discarded.

Schupbach allegedly violated her her probation by being in bars and drinking establishments on Sept. 4. Her $5,000 personal recognizance bond was continued as long as she resides in Wetzel or Tyler counties.

She will return to court at 11:45 a.m. on Dec. 12.