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Federal Grand Jury in Clarksburg Returns 5 Indictments

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Five people were named in five indictments returned on January 8 by a federal grand jury sitting in Clarksburg, according to a news release from the office of the U.S. Attorney Northern District of West Virginia.

Brian A. Clarke, 25 of Morgantown, was named in a three-count indictment, charging him with distribution of oxycodone on May 2, May 16 and June 8, 2012, in Monongalia County, according to the news release.

Clarke faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine on each count if convicted, officials said.

August Tampoya, 48 of Arnettsville, W.Va., was named in a three-count indictment, charging him with one count of manufacturing in excess of 100 marijuana plants; one count of distribution of marijuana; and one count of possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, officials said.

Tampoya faces at least five years and up to 40 years in prison and a fine on the manufacturing charge and up to five years in prison and a fine of $250,000 on each of the distribution and possession counts, if convicted, according to the news release.

Jennifer Nicole Kelley, 27 of Morgantown, was named in a seven-count indictment, charging her with three counts of distribution of marijuana; three counts of distribution of cocaine; and one count of distribution of marijuana within 1,000 feet of Fairmont State University, officials said.

If convicted, Kelley faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 on each of the marijuana distribution counts; up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine on each of the cocaine distribution counts; and at least one and up to 10 years in prison and a $500,000 fine on the protected location (FSU) count, according to the news release.

These three cases were investigated by the W.Va. State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

Joshua Nicholson, 35 of Lost Creek, was named in a two-count indictment, charging him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, officials said.

Nicholson faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each count if convicted, according to the news release.

Timothy Lingo, 35 of Westover, was named in a three-count indictment, charging him with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; possession with the intent to distribute cocaine; and use/carry of a firearm in relation to a drug-related offense, officials said.

If convicted, Lingo faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the felon in possession charge; up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine on the cocaine charge; and a mandatory five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the firearms charge, according to the news release.

These two cases were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

All five cases will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley.