Linda Keen To Serve 7 Years In Prison For Drug Distribution

Linda Keen To Serve 7 Years In Prison For Drug Distribution On June 25, 2012, Linda Marie Keen, 58, of Maxie, Virginia received a thirty three year sentence as a result of her distribution of drugs and violation of probation. Keen had previously pleaded guilty to distribution of hydrocodone on two separate dates in June and July 2011. During the…

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Jury Convicts Michael H. Justus of 2011 Murder of Donnie Harris

A Buchanan County man will likely serve 20 years in a Virginia prison after being convicted by a Buchanan County jury on Thursday in connection with the 2011 murder of a 37 year-old Raven, Va., man. Buchanan County Commonwealth Attorney Gerald Arrington said Michael Harold Justus, 46, of Hurley, Virginia was convicted of second degree murder arising from the April…

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Verdie Channing Compton To Serve 9 Years For Vehicular Manslaughter

On May 31, Verdie Channing Compton, 29, of Council, Virginia was sentenced to 31 years of imprisonment following a legnthy sentencing hearing in the Buchanan County Circuit Court. In March, Compton pled guilty to DUID, Aggravated Involuntary Manslaugter, Maiming, and Hit and Run arising from his June 2011 collision with two motorcycles in the Council area that resulted in the…

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Buchanan County Drug Dealer Gets 50 Year Sentence

On May 22, 2012, Everett Leo Ward, 58, of Grundy, Virginia received a fifty year prison sentence as a result of his sale of drugs and guns to an undercover informant. On five separate occasions, Ward sold Opana, which is a very potent pain medication, and hydrocodone to an informant for the local narcotics task force. Ward also sold a…

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