NEW: Woman Sentenced In Large Meth Ring

Posted: August 20, 2014

Daily News-Record

HARRISONBURG — A federal judge in Harrisonburg sentenced a former Bridgewater woman to five years in prison Wednesday for her role in a large-scale methamphetamine distribution ring in the area.

Jessica Lynn Hensley, 25, was arrested in December as part of the ring, which the federal government says involved the movement of hundreds of pounds of meth.

Hensley sold meth daily out of Harrisonburg hotel rooms in 2006 and 2007, and continued dealing into 2009, according to a statement of facts. Her supplier was her boyfriend at the time, Guy Harvey Spruhan, who is set to be sentenced in U.S. District Court in October.

Starting in 2002, Spruhan distributed meth around Harrisonburg and West Virginia for several years, court records say. His age was not immediately available. Spruhan was convicted on state drug charges in 2008 and served 10 months in prison, and faces another 12 to 15 years in federal court.

Several other co-defendants are being sentenced today and Thursday. Hensley’s sentence is expected to be the lightest one handed down because she cooperated most with investigators and was an “impressionable child” when she got involved, Judge Michael Urbanski said.

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