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Eight individuals sentenced in Federal Court

Eight individuals appeared in federal court on Thursday for sentencing.
 
Four appeared before Judge Irene M. Keeley for sentencing. 
 
Christopher Vickers, 25, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and six years of supervised release for the distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of Monticello Avenue playground.  
 
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar.
 
Marcus Gerald Barnett, 33, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and six years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a housing project.  
 
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn A. Morgan.
 
Nino L. Mancino, 43, of Fairmont, was sentenced to 12 months and one day in prison and three years of supervised release for the conspiracy to distribute hydrocodone.  
 
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr.
 
The Vickers, Barnett and Mancinco cases were investigated by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, which is operated through cooperation with officers and agents from the Bridgeport Police Department, the Clarksburg Police Department, the DEA and the West Virginia State Police.
 
The three are all free on bond and will self-report to the designated federal prison.
 
Christy D. Ruble, 32, of West Milford, who was the former officer in charge of the West Milford post office, was sentenced to five years probation for embezzlement from postal accounts.  
 
The Court also ordered Ruble to make restitution in the amount of $15,238.65 to the U.S. Postal Service. 
 
This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Flower and investigated by the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General.
 
Meanwhile, four inmates at FCI Morgantown appeared before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull to entered pleas and be sentenced.
 
Robert Whitfield, 29, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for obstruction of justice, with the sentence to run consecutively to his current sentence.
 
Eric Irizarry-Barriera, 38; Nestor Diaz, 45; and Stefan Toliver, 27, were each sentenced to three months in prison for being a felon in possession of a cell phone.
 
The sentence will run consecutively to their current sentences.
 
These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower and were investigated by the Special Investigative Services Unit at FCI Morgantown.