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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 13, 2013

Martinsburg Resident Enters Plea Of Guilty To Drug Charge

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 32-year old Martinsburg resident entered a plea of guilty in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Judge Gina M. Groh.

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

CARLOS EDWARD CAREY, age 32, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to “Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.” CAREY, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces at least 1 and up to 60 years imprisonment and a fine of $4,000,000, due to a prior felony drug conviction in the Northern District of West Virginia. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jarod J. Douglas and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

Updated January 7, 2015