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Several Individuals Sentenced To Federal Prison Time For Meth & Firearms Offenses

Several Individuals Sentenced To Federal Prison Time For Meth & Firearms Offenses

During the year 2020, due to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office partnerships with Homeland Security, Drug Enforcement Agency, and the U. S. Attorney’s Office, efforts focused on drug trafficking in and around Lincoln County have resulted in the following federal convictions for methamphetamine trafficking, conspiracy and firearms related offenses in 2021.

The following individuals entered guilty pleas and received their sentences. Savannah LeeAnn Goins was sentenced to ten years in prison with five years of supervised release. Joseph Michael Vassey was sentenced to eleven-and-a-half years behind bars with five years supervised release.

Kimberly Nicole Wood was sentenced to ten years in prison with five years release. Marlee Dare Griffith was sentenced to ten years of prison time with five years supervised release. Kenneth Otis Bethea, Jr. was sentenced to ten years behind bars with five years supervised release.

Ryan Andrew Prescott was sentenced to four years, three months of prison time with three years supervised release. Robert Allen Summerville was sentenced to ten years in prison with five years supervised release. Justin David Barnhill was sentenced to twelve-and-a-half years behind bars with five years supervised release.

Matthew Zachary Coleman received 17-and-a-half years in prison with five years supervised release. Vanna Lo was sentenced to twelve-and-a-half-years of prison time with five years supervised release. Donna Mae Bumgardner was sentenced to seven years behind bars followed by five years supervised release. Dakota Reese Davis has entered a guilty plea and is awaiting sentencing.

The total active prison time is 115 years and three months and 43 years of supervised release. The investigative team was composed of Task Force officers assigned to Homeland Security and the Drug Enforcement Agency from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Gastonia Police Department, and Huntersville Police Department with support from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division as well as North Carolina Probation and Parole.