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Two Florida residents and another from Fairmont have admitted their roles in a painkiller distribution ring in Bridgeport, U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II reports.

Pleading guilty to conspiracy to possess and distribute hydrocodone were David S. Rokisky, 46, and his sister, Deborah M. Tate, 56, of Tampa, and Nino L. Mancino, 43, of Fairmont.

As part of a related investigation, a federal search warrant executed at Tate's Fairmont residence uncovered packages containing hydrocodone pills which had been obtained through prescriptions in Florida and sent to Tate and Mancino for resale.

The trio faces up to 10 years in prison each. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John C. Parr and investigated by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, comprised of officers and agents from the Bridgeport and Clarksburg police departments, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and West Virginia State Police.

In other cases:

  • Juanita Farnsworth, 31, of Clarksburg; Marvin Pierre Ledbetter Jr., 28, and Amanda Lilly Daniels, 25, both of Michigan, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. Farnsworth, Ledbetter and Daniels each face up to 20 years in prison, while a co-defendant, William Murphy, 24, of Clarksburg, faces a minimum of 10 years up to life in prison after admitting he carried a firearm, a Winchester shotgun, during a drug-trafficking offense in furtherance of their conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. As part of their plea agreements, firearms, ammunition and currency seized in December will be forfeited.

Their case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and investigated by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

  • Angela Nelson, 34, faces up to 40 years in prison after admitted to distributing heroin within 1,000 feet of a protected location. Co-defendants Farrah Echard, 25, and Greg Williams, 41, of Morgantown admitted to distribution of heroin. Echard and Williams each face up to 20 years in prison. The case was prosecuted by Wesley and investigated by the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.
  • Christopher Vickers, 24, of Clarksburg, admitted to dealing heroin with 1,000 feet of a Monticello Avenue playground. He faces up to 40 years in prison.
  • Damian Allen, 27, of Clarksburg, admitted to dealing crack cocaine and heroin within 1,000 feet of the Harrison Street playground. He faces up to 40 years in prison.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and investigated by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

  • Ronald Snyder, 39, of Buckhannon, faces up to 10 years in prison after admitting he didn't update his sex offender registration. His case was prosecuted by Morgan and investigated by the United States Marshals Service and West Virginia State Police.
  • Christy D. Ruble, 32, of West Milford, formerly in charge of the West Milford Post Office, admitted she embezzled more than $15,000 from postal accounts. Ruble faces up to 10 years in prison and make restitution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Flower and investigated by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.
  • Jeremy Nathan Ferraro, 33, pleaded guilty to mail theft and faces up to five years in federal prison. His case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael D. Stein and was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service.