Randolph County residents appear in court on federal drug charges

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Five Randolph County residents were arraigned in U.S. District Court in Elkins Monday, after being indicted on a variety of drug and gun charges last month.

Julie Ann Cutright, 33 of Elkins, was indicted on one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises.  Cutright is accused of distributing methamphetamine from a home at 113 Riverview Drive in Elkins from October to November 2017.

Cutright faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000. 

Her case was investigated by The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives, The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Greater Harrison Drug &Violent Crime Task Force,  the West Virginia State Police, Upshur and Lewis County sheriff’s offices and the Buckhannon and Weston police departments. 

Patsy DeMary, 41 of Beverly and Scott Hamrick, 38 of Elkins, each had their initial appearances in federal court Monday. DeMary was indicted on one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possess a firearm in futherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Hamrick, who is also known as “Basic,” was named in the same indictment, charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of possess a firearm in futherance of a drug trafficking crime.

DeMary and Hamrick are accused of conspiring with one another to distribute methamphetamine in Randolph County in the spring of 2017.

DeMary and Hamrick each face at least five years and up to 40 years behind bars and a fine of up to $5 million for the conspiracy count, up to 20 years and a fine of up to $1 million for the distribution count, and at least five years and a fine of up to $250,000 for the firearms count. 

Their cases were investigated by The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives, The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Greater Harrison Drug &Violent Crime Task Force,  the West Virginia State Police, Upshur and Lewis County sheriff’s offices and the Buckhannon and Weston police departments. 

Jonathan Mowery, 36 of Harman, was indicted on one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and one count of unlawful possession of firearm.  Mowery is accused of distributing methamphetamine in March 2017 in Randolph County.  He is also accused of illegally possessing a 9mm caliber pistol.

Mowery faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million for the drug count and faces up to 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000 for the firearms count. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives and the Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force investigated Mowery’s case. 

Eric Harris, 38 of Beverly, was indicted on two counts of distribution of methamphetamine and one count of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.  Harris is accused of distributing methamphetamine in April, May and September 2018 in Randolph County.

Harris faces up to 20 years behind bars and a fine of up to $1 million for each count. 

The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force investigated his case.

All above information was derived from news releases from U.S. Attorney Bill Powell’s office.

Demary, Hamrick, Mowery and Allen are all being held in the Tygart Valley Regional Jail.

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