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21 facing federal drug and firearms charges after federal operation in Barbour and Randolph counties

ELKINS, W.Va. – Twenty-one people are facing charges involving drug trafficking and firearms in Barbour and Randolph counties, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced Tuesday night.

“Methamphetamine continues to be a serious problem in our district. When you combine methamphetamine dealers with firearms, it’s a dangerous combination. I commend all of our law enforcement partners for their hard work on these cases, and their continued partnership to make our communities safer places to live and work,” said Ihlenfeld.

Law enforcement conducted an operation today to arrest those charged in separate indictments handed down in October and November by Grand Juries sitting in Elkins and Clarksburg. Those facing charges are:

  • Caleb Andrew Beverly, 23, of Philippi, West Virginia
  • Nicholas Joseph Buono, 34, of Philippi, West Virginia
  • Kayla Lynn Jenkins, 27, of Philippi, West Virginia
  • Calvin Crocket Mullins, 29, of Philippi, West Virginia
  • Katrina Ann Sears, 42, of Belington, West Virginia
  • Wendell Dean Beverly, 58, of Philippi, West Virginia
  • Christopher Columbus Mayle, 42, of Philippi, West Virginia
  • Kyle Richard Lantz, II, 38, of Philippi, West Virginia
  • John C. Holliday, 31, Mill Creek, West Virginia
  • Jenny Lynn Wood, 30, of Beverly, West Virginia
  • Matthew Scott Mayle, 35, of Philippi, West Virginia
  • James Richard Cutright, also known as “Jimmy,” 34, of Philippi, West Virginia
  • Noah Jacob Graham, 20, of Philippi, West Virginia
  • Austin Jay Robinson, 22, of Belington, West Virginia
  • Dustin Allen Summerfield, 29, of Beverly, West Virginia
  • Jonathan Andrew Swiger, 33, of Belington, West Virginia
  • Cameron K. Shreve, 43, of Mill Creek, West Virginia
  • Albert Perry Shreve, III, 42, of Elkins, West Virginia
  • Gary Roudolph Loy, Jr., 48, of Clarksburg, West Virginia
  • Cheyenne Mary Katherine Winning, 29, of Montrose, West Virginia
  • Joshua Dewayne Simmons, 28, of Elkins, West Virginia

The twenty-one are facing charges that range from distribution of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine to unlawful possession of a firearm. The crimes are alleged to have occurred in Barbour and Randolph counties.

Tuesday’s operation also included the arrests of more than 20 others on state charges. Law enforcement seized approximately 35 firearms during the arrests.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower and Stephen D. Warner are prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives, West Virginia State Police, the Mountain Region Drug Task Force, the Barbour County Sheriff’s Office, and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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