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Jury Convicts Las Vegas Man of Conspiring to Traffic Methamphetamine

Final defendant convicted in Operation Leaving Las Vegas, which charged 32 individuals

Abingdon, VIRGINIA – The final defendant charged in Operation Leaving Las Vegas, a 32-defendant conspiracy that trafficked methamphetamine and other drugs between Las Vegas and Southwest Virginia, was convicted earlier this week in U.S. District Court in Abingdon following a two-day jury trial. United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen made the announcement.

Kevin Thomas Seigler, 36, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was convicted on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 of one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and conspiracy to use a communication facility to facilitate a drug-trafficking offense.

“As a result of Operation Leaving Las Vegas, a massive drug-trafficking organization, which operated in Virginia and Nevada, has been dismantled and nearly three dozen of its members are serving lengthy terms in federal prison,” United States Attorney Cullen stated today. “I am grateful to our federal, state, and local partners for their dedication and commitment to this important investigation over the last three years.  We will continue our joint efforts to reduce the scourge of illegal drugs in Southwest Virginia.”

“ATF is committed to working with our partners to reduce violent crime and keep our communities safe by removing illegal firearms and dangerous drugs from our streets,” said Special Agent in Charge Ashan M. Benedict, ATF Washington Field Division. “We will do everything in our power to dismantle organizations like these and put these individuals behind bars where they belong.”

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“The successful culmination of this investigation is a prime example of what can be accomplished when federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies work together side by side.  DEA will continue to work with our law enforcement partners and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Virginia in order to combat the flow of dangerous drugs into Southwest Virginia and to hold those individuals and organizations that attempt to do so accountable for their actions,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Jesse R. Fong.

In late 2016, numerous law enforcement agencies, led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration, charged 32 individuals with conspiring to commit money laundering and to distribute methamphetamine, oxycodone, and buprenorphine from Las Vegas into Southwest Virginia, Eastern Kentucky and elsewhere.  Evidence presented at trial demonstrated that Seigler was a member of the organization and was responsible for supplying methamphetamine that was shipped to Southwest Virginia.  In March 2016, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department seized two pounds of methamphetamine that had been sold by Seigler to another conspirator and also recovered $19,669 in U.S. currency from Seigler’s residence.  Seigler was also previously convicted of failing to appear for a trial scheduled in May 2017.

A sentencing hearing has been set for May 6, 2019.  Seigler faces a mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in prison and a maximum statutory penalty of up to life imprisonment. In addition, he faces $10,250,000 in fines.  To date, all 32 charged defendants have been convicted of federal drug conspiracy and money laundering charges and all but Seigler have been sentenced.  Additionally, throughout the course of the investigation, more than $60,000 in currency was seized and money judgments totaling an additional $995,074 have been ordered.

As a result of the investigation, the following defendants have been sentenced:

  1. Richard Henry Kayian was sentenced to 324 months imprisonment and ordered to pay a forfeiture money judgment in the amount of $743,441.52, for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams of methamphetamine and oxycodone, and one count of money laundering.
  2. Stephen Cino, 52, Henderson, Nevada – 292 months imprisonment and ordered to pay a forfeiture money judgment of $251,633.00 for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine, and one count of money laundering.
  3. Tracey Allen Callihan, 49, Glade Spring, Virginia  – 324 months imprisonment and ordered to pay a forfeiture money judgment of $30,000.00 for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine and oxycodone, and one count of money laundering.
  4. Brandon Lee Stone, 33, Abingdon, Virginia – 300 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine, and one count of money laundering.
  5. Misael Reyes Tajimaroa, 32, Spokane, Washington – 192 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine, and one count of money laundering.
  6. Bradley Lee Chapman, 28, Bristol, Virginia – 135 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine, and one count of money laundering.
  7. Kaitlynn Elizabeth Chapman, 26, Bristol, Virginia – 72 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine, and one count of money laundering.
  8. John Williams, 50, Glade Spring, Virginia – 18 months imprisonment and a $2,500 fine for one count of conspiracy to use a communications facility to facilitate a drug trafficking offense.
  9. Rebecca Williams, 51, Abingdon, Virginia – 108 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  10. Heather Michelle Sullins, 27, Abingdon, Virginia – 30 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine.
  11. Alex Michael Kayian, 23, Bristol, Virginia – 72 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine, and one count of money laundering.
  12. Ralph Stewart Dingus, 27, Abingdon, Virginia – 37 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  13. John Dewayne Farmer, 32, Abingdon, Virginia – 240 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and one count of money laundering.
  14. Lola Virginia Farmer, 52, Abingdon, Virginia – 87 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  15. Shauna Nicole Chafin, 36, Abingdon, Virginia – 97 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, oxycodone and buprenorphine.
  16. William Wesley Fleenor, 29, Abingdon, Virginia – 79 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  17. Jeffrey Nathaniel Gobble, 25, Abingdon, Virginia – 46 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  18. Preston Kyle Lawson, 21, Abingdon, Virginia – 46 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  19. Gary Chapman, 47, Clay City, Kentucky – 151 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine.
  20. Daniel Corey Cantrell, 25, Abingdon, Virginia – 37 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  21. Tanner Morris Curd, 23, Meadowview, Virginia – 84 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  22. Amy Lorene Moser, 52, Abingdon, Virginia -100 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  23. Steven Salyer, 27, Abingdon, Virginia – 87 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  24. Brandon Cody Trivett, 23, Abingdon, Virginia – 30 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  25. Brian Edward Widener, 30, Abingdon, Virginia – 46 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  26. Justin Lowe, 24, Abingdon, Virginia – 41 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.
  27. Lamar Skipper, 27, Chilhowie, Virginia – four years probation for one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and one count of money laundering
  28. Gary Brandon Childress, 25, Abingdon, Virginia – three years probation. for one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.
  29. Austin Obranovic Boardwine, 24, Abingdon, Virginia – four years probation for one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and buprenorphine.
  30. Caleb Dean, 28, Damascus, Virginia – 48 months imprisonment for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and oxycodone.
  31. Charlene Hale, 25, Bristol, Tennessee – four years probation for one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and oxycodoneThe investigation of the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigations, United States Marshals Service, Virginia State Police, Washington County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office, Abingdon Police Department, Marion Police Department, Smyth County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.  Assistant United States Attorneys Cagle Juhan and Zachary T. Lee are prosecuting the case for the United States.

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SOURCE- THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE (DOJ)

U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Virginia

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