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Two Enter Guilty Pleas

By Staff | Dec 24, 2008

Joshua Mylar

A Paden City man was sentenced to one to five years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Men Monday in Wetzel County Circuit Court.

Joshua Edward Mylar, 19, of 401 N. Eighth Ave., Paden City, pleaded guilty to one information count of conspiracy. The charge stems from an incident on July 14 when Mylar allegedly conspired to commit a felony along with a juvenile to deliver heroin, a Schedule I controlled substance.

Prosecuting Attorney Timothy Haught said the charge stems from an ongoing investigation with the Tyler County Sheriff’s Department and the New Martinsville Police Department. Mylar and a juvenile allegedly agreed to obtain heroin for a confidential informant. According to Haught, the juvenile delivered the drugs, then was stopped at a traffic stop where the heroin was recovered.

“I had plans to deliver heroin,” admitted Mylar in court.

Mylar was given credit for 75 days served and he was ordered to pay all costs of prosecution, including all court appointed counsel fees. He was remanded to the Northern Regional Jail to be delivered to the Commissioner of Corrections.

A felony charge of delivery of a controlled substance, heroin, against Mylar was dismissed. That charge was one of four sealed indictments handed down by the Wetzel County Grand Jury that met Sept. 9.

In another matter, Joseph Daniel Wade, 24, of 604 Foundry St., New Martinsville, pleaded guilty Monday in Wetzel County Circuit Court to an information charge of delivery of a controlled substance (hydrocodone).

The charge alleged that on Oct. 16 a confidential informant working with the New Martinsville Police Department arranged to purchase six hydrocodone pills from Wade and Jennifer Wade. The pills were stolen from a Mr. Crawford.

Haught said immediately after the sale the NMPD received a search warrant and found marked money in the Wade household. Also, statements from Jennifer Wade, the informant, and a juvenile all said both Wades were part of the transaction.

When asked what he did that made him guilty, Joseph Wade said, “I know I sold it.”

Adult Probation Officer John Lantz will complete a pre-sentence report and Joseph Wade is scheduled to return to court Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. for sentencing.