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Randolph residents face meth charges

August 4, 2012
By Brad Johnson Senior Staff Writer , The Inter-Mountain

A Randolph County man and woman have been indicted on federal drug charges after police allegedly found a functioning meth lab in their Bowden home, officials said.

April Dawn Kenney, 30, and Jeffery R. Corley, 48, were named in a 19-count indictment charging them with one count each of methamphetamine conspiracy and one count each of possessing material used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

Kenney also was charged with seven counts of possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. The indictment alleges the pseudoephedrine was purchased seven times from Walgreens in Elkins between Feb. 27 and May 22.

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Corley also was charged with 10 counts of possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine.

The pseudoephedrine allegedly was purchased eight times from Walgreens in Elkins, once from Wal-Mart in Elkins and once from CVS in Elkins, between Feb. 27 and May 22.

The two appeared Friday in Elkins before U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull. Kenney was released on bond, but no decision had been made yet on bond for Corley, a representative of Kaull's office said.

Kenney and Corley were arrested in June. Charges against them stemming from those arrests have been dropped in Randolph County Circuit Court so that the U.S. Attorney's Office could proceed with federal charges, Randolph County Prosecuting Attorney Michael Parker told The Inter-Mountain Friday.

Police said they dismantled an operating "shake-and-bake method" meth lab in the Bowden home on June 4.

Three other individuals also were arrested in the meth investigation in June, but their Randolph County Circuit Court charges have not been dropped.

Shalae Brooke Studer, 21, of 1860 Beverly Pike, Elkins, was charged June 3 with one count of possession of precursor to manufacture methamphetamine

Steven "Pacco" B. Miller, 39, of Harman, was charged June 4 with operating a clandestine laboratory to manufacture methamphetamine.

Brian Keith Hammer, 50, of 1120 S. Henry Ave., Elkins, was charged June 9 with one felony count of purchase, receipt, acquisition and possession of substances to be used as a precursor to manufacture methamphetamine, according to court records.



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