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Beth Sergent bsergent@civitasmedia.com



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POINT PLEASANT — Sentencing in some criminal cases involving those indicted by the January term of the grand jury have recently been handed down in Mason County Circuit Court.


Howard M. Beasley, Jr., 46, of Ashton, was recently sentenced for his plea of guilty to possession of pseudoephedrine, ephedrine or phenylpropanolamine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Judge David W. Nibert sentenced Beasley to the penitentiary for not less than two nor more than 10 years. Beasley’s request to be placed on home confinement was granted but with special terms and conditions that within 60 days of the sentencing date, he was to be enrolled in a residential drug treatment program. This home confinement sentence was also transferred to Jackson County Home Confinement.


Last November, Beasley was taken into custody by personnel with the West Virginia State Police and charged with operate or attempt to operate a clandestine drug lab, conspiracy to commit a felony and domestic assault. According to the official criminal complaint filed in Mason County Magistrate Court, personnel with the Mason County Detachment of the West Virginia State Police were given a tip that a possible drug lab was being operated in and around a residence at 2958 Ashton-Upland Road, Ashton. According to the complaint, alleged remnants of a meth lab as well as other components utilized in the manufacture of meth were discovered. Beasley was indicted by a grand jury in January of this year in regards to this investigation and indicted for possession of pseudoephedrine, ephedrine or phenylpropanolamine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine and operate or attempt to oprate a clandestine drug lab.


Beasley was represented by Attorney Seth Harper, the state by Prosecuting Attorney R. Craig Tatterson.


Trenton Roseberry, 23, of Racine, Ohio, recently entered a plea of guilty to the felony offense of attempt to commit a felony in Mason County Circuit Court. Judge David W. Nibert sentenced Roseberry to the West Virginia Division of Corrections for not less than one nor more than three years. Nibert ordered the matter referred to Mason County Probation and set final sentencing for 10 a.m., May 16.


Roseberry was indicted by a grand jury in January for child neglect creating risk of injury. Roseberry received a joint indictment with Patricia McFall, 44, of Portland, Ohio, who was also indicted for child neglect creating risk of injury. McFall was also indicted for driving under the influence of a controlled substance with a minor. This alleged incident occurred back in August 2013 on Camp Conley Rd. with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department investigating.


Roseberry was represented by Attorney Tanya Handley and the state by Assistant Prosecutor R.F. Stein, Jr.

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