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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Four Individuals Appear In Federal Court

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

CLARKSBURG, WV – Four individuals appeared in Federal Court in Clarksburg and entered pleas of guilty before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

MARKUS GERALD BARNETT a/k/a “MARKIE,” age 33, of Clarksburg, entered a plea of guilty to “Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of the Oakmound Apartments.” BARNETT, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 40 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower.

STANLEY DYE, JR., age 31, of Detroit, Michigan, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone.” DYE, who is in custody pending sentencing faces up to 20 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn A. Morgan.

The BARNETT and DYE cases were investigated by the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crime Task Force consisting of officers from the Bridgeport Police Department; Clarksburg Police Department; Drug Enforcement Administration; West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Postal Inspection Service; and, the United States Marshals Service.

VERONICA LEE DOUGHERTY, age 34, of Elkins, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.” DOUGHERTY, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 5 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner and investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service.

IMANI NOKIA WALKER, age 25, of Brookyn, New York, entered a plea of guilty to
“Conspiracy to Utter Counterfeit Bills” from January 20, 2012, to February
13, 2012, in Morgantown, West Virginia. WALKER, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 5 years in prison. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and investigated by the United States Secret Service.

Updated January 7, 2015