Defendants Are Accused Of Distributing A Variety Of Prescription Drugs
LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA — In January, a Federal grand jury charged 10 individuals with conspiring to possess with the intent to prescription drugs. In an indictment filed under seal last week and unsealed this afternoon, eight additional defendants have been charged with being part of the conspiracy.
Last week the grand jury charged Elizabeth Campbell Reynold, 37, of Thaxton, Va., Ronnie Edward Cupp, 51, of Goodview, Va., Jonathan Chad Overstreet, 39, of Goodview, Va., Jerry Lewis Woolwine, Jr., 30, of Vinton, Va., Eric Scott Nichols, 32, of Huddleston, Va., Joshua John Surprenant, 30, of Moneta, Va., Wendy Dawn Hanner, 34, of Bedford, Va., and Les Christopher Burns, 31, Thaxton, Va.
In January, the grand jury charged Bryant Edward Reynolds, 47, of Thaxton, Va., Danielle Norman Reynolds, 37, of Thaxton, Va., Mark Anthony Campbell, 47, of Bedford, Va., Timothy Lee Goodman, 23, of Thaxton, Va., Matthew Thomas Barlow, 24, of Bedford, Va., Jeffery Earl Reynolds, 39, of Thaxton, Va., Tony Gene Abee, 40, of Thaxton, Va., Dana Michelle Parker, 32, George Franklin Lynch, 38, of Thaxton, Va., and Andy Lee Dooley, 27, of Bedford, Va., of being part of the conspiracy.
If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum possible penalty of up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of up to $1,000,000 on each count.
The investigation of the case was conducted by the Bedford County Sheriff’s office, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Virginia State Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorney Ashley Neese will prosecute the case for the United States.
A Grand Jury indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is entitled to a fair trial with the burden on the government to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.