Judge sentences defendants in drug cases
WOODSTOCK – A handful of people received punishments for drug possession and other charges in Shenandoah County this week.
Judge Clark A. Ritchie accepted guilty pleas and handed down sentences to the following defendants in Shenandoah County Circuit Court on Thursday:
Joshua Roman Miller, 27, of 1325 Timberlake Road, Strasburg, sentenced to three years in the state penitentiary with one year and six months suspended for committing one count of embezzlement. The judge ordered Miller to complete two years of supervised probation and pay $2,858 in restitution. Court records show the embezzlement occurred Oct. 1, 2017. Ritchie also sentenced Miller to two years, all time suspended, for one count of possession of drugs on Dec. 8, 2017. The judge revoked and then suspended 12 months of a previously suspended sentence for violating probation on a conviction of grand larceny. Miller had pleaded guilty to the charges and admitted he violated probation. At the request of Commonwealth’s Attorney Amanda Wiseley, Ritchie dismissed Miller’s second count of drug possession.
James John Rastatter II, 27, of 45 Hickory Lane, Woodstock was sentenced to two years in a penitentiary for one count of possession of a controlled substance on Jan. 14, 2017. Ritchie ordered Rastatter to complete two years of supervised probation. The judge sentenced Rastatter to six months in jail with three months suspended for a misdemeanor drug possession charge. Rastatter pleaded guilty to the charges. The judge dismissed one charge of failure to appear.
Victoria Ann Bean, 24, of 201 Myrtle Ave., Winchester, was sentenced to three years in prison with two years and seven months suspended and ordered to complete three years of supervised probation for possession of a controlled substance on June 18. Ritchie sentenced Bean to 180 days in jail with 140 days suspended for driving while intoxicated, a second offense in five years, on June 18. Bean pleaded guilty to the charges. Ritchie dismissed her remaining count of possession of a controlled substance.