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Cultivation Yields Probation?Term

By Staff | Dec 19, 2012

In Wetzel County Circuit Court Monday morning, Justin Ray Rose, 31, of HC 61, Box 106A, Littleton, pleaded guilty to manufacturing a controlled substance, marijuana. Rose admitted to growing marijuana on his neighbor’s property.

For this offense, Rose was sentenced to one to five years in the West Virginia Penitentiary for Men. However, after four months of serving this sentence, a motion may be entered for reduction of sentence. Additionally, Rose was sentenced to 120 days of supervised probation, retroactive to the date the sentence begins.

Rose will begin serving his sentence on Jan. 3, noon.

Previously in court, in the case involving Samuel Arthur Wade, It was agreed that there would be disclosure of information from the companion case. A transcript is to be provided to Prosecuting Attorney Carl Worthy Paul, Defense Attorney Jeremiah Gardner, and Defendant Samuel Arthur Wade.

Wade also chose to waive his right to a speedy trial for this term of court; thus, a return date was set for Jan. 18, 10 a.m.

Counts one, four, and seven of Wade’s indictment state that at some point between Nov. 1 and Dec. 26, 2010, Wade allegedly committed the felony offense of sexual assault in the second degree. Counts two, five, and eight charge Wade with the felony offense of incest. Counts three and six charge Wade with sexual abuse by a custodian.

An agreement is close in the case involving Ronald Dunham, according to Attorney Hart. However, time is necessary to reduce the plea to writing. Therefore, Dunham chose to waive his right to a speedy trial; he will return to court on Jan. 18, 10 a.m.

Counts one and two of Dunham’s indictment charge him with conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and delivery of oxycodone. These offenses allegedly occurred on or about July 11 when Dunham conspired with Omear to deliver oxycodone.

Counts three and four charge Dunham with conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and oxycodone. The indictment alleges that on or about July 12, Dunham conspired with Murphy to deliver oxycodone.

Counts five and six, conspiracy to deliver oxycodone and delivery of oxycodone, allege that Dunham conspired with Omear and Jones, also known as “Little D”, to deliver oxycodone.

Count seven of the indictment alleges that Dunham committed conspiracy in that he conspired with Willard Loy to deliver heroin.