A federal grand jury in Elkins has named two men in a 12-count meth indictment. The indictment alleges that Kevin Lee Gregory, 42, and Kenneth Ray Anderson, 41, conspired to make meth in Webster County from December 29, 2012 until March 6, 2013.
The charges include methamphetamine conspiracy, maintaining drug involved premises, failing to register as a sex offender, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Count three of the indictment alleges that Gregory failed to update his sex offender registration, count four of the indictment alleges that Gregory attempted to make meth, and counts five through seven include possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in manufacturing methamphetamine. Court documents show that Gregory purchased products containing pseudoephedrine at Walgreens in Elkins on February 6, 2013 and at Walgreens in Bridgeport on February 8 and 13, 2013. Counts eight through 10 allege that Anderson purchased products containing pseudoephedrine at CVS in Buckhannon on December 29, 2012; at Walgreens in Elkins on January 11, 2013; and at Rite Aid in Elkins on February 1, 2013. Counts 10 and 11 allege that Gregory was in possession of a firearm, a Mossberg Maverick 12 gauge shotgun, on March 6 in Webster County after being convicted of a felony in Stafford County, Virginia.
In connection to the indictment, the government is seeking that the following items seized at a Webster County residence on Cleveland Road be forfeited: $1,440 in cash, one Samsung Verizon cell phone, one LG Sprint cell phone, one HTC Droid cell phone, surveillance equipment including one LG flat screen television, one Swann digital video recorder, and two Swann video cameras. The government will also seek forfeiture of any firearms including the Mossberg Maverick 12 gauge shotgun.
Anderson was facing meth related charges in Webster County, although the Webster County Prosecutor's Office said it plans to dismiss those charges in connection to the federal indictment. On August 13, Gregory boarded a transport vehicle from the North Central Regional Jail and posed as Bruce Clayton, a Marion County prisoner housed at the jail. After arriving in Marion County, Gregory was permitted to change into civilian clothing and was ordered to report to the home confinement office for processing, according to U.S. Marshals. Gregory didn't report to the office as ordered and a manhunt ensued. Gregory was apprehended in Lewis County by U.S. Marshals on August 14. The Marion County Sheriff's Department and the West Virginia Regional Jail Authority have since taken precautions to prevent a similar mix up from happening in the future.