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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Anmoore Resident Enters Plea To Distribution Of Crack Cocaine Within 1,000 Feet Of A Protected Location

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 60-year old Anmoore, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on January 29, 2013, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: RAYMOND RITCH a/k/a “RAY” entered a plea of guilty to “Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Clarksburg City Park” on March 22, 2012. RITCH, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a sentence of at least 1 and up to 40 years imprisonment and a $2,000,000 fine.

The case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Moran and investigated by the
Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

Updated January 7, 2015