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A federal grand jury in Elkins returned six indictments this week, including one charging four inmates at the Federal Correction Center at Gilmer with conspiracy and assault with a dangerous weapon.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said inmates Roberto Soto, 51, Gregory Pardo, 58, Antonio Martinez-Porta, 38, and Ahmed Johnson, 42, were named in a two-count indictment charging them with conspiracy to commit assault with a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon with intent to do bodily harm.

The case was investigated by the Special Investigative Services Unit at FCI Gilmer.

Others indicted include:

*Beth Harman Ours, 46, of Petersburg, West Virginia, named in a five-count indictment charging her with one count of distribution of ecstasy, two counts of distribution of oxycodone, one count of distribution of diazepam and one count of distribution of hydrocodone. If convicted, Ours could face up to 20 years in prison on the ecstasy and oxycodone charges, 5 years in prison on the diazepam charge, and 10 years in prison on the hydrocodone charge.

*George William Barber, 47, of Upper Tract, West Virginia, named in a two-count indictment charging him with the distribution of percocet pills. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison on each count.

The Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigations, investigated both cases.

*Dorothy Ellen Metz, 61, of Athens, Georgia, named in a one-count indictment charging her with the possession with intent to distribute oxycodone. If she's convicted, Metz faces up to 20 years in prison. Her case was investigated by the Law Enforcement and Investigations Division of the United States Forest Service.

*Joseph A. Garrett, 49, of Haywood, West Virginia, previously convicted of a sex offense in Marion County, was charged with failure to register as a sex offender. Garrett faces up to 10 years in prison if he's convicted. His case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service.

*Clarence Thompson, 35, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, who has prior convictions for delivery of a controlled substance, uttering and burglary, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He faces up to 10 years in prison. His case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.