Three Individuals Enter Pleas Of Guilty In Federal Court
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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - Three individuals entered pleas of guilty on January
3, 2013, in United States District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:
JAMIE L. JOYNER, age 35, of Deland, Florida, entered a plea of guilty to “Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II Controlled Substances” from March of 2012 to September 12, 2012,
for his role in Florida to West Virginia pill ring. In a joint investigation, involving the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, the Moundsville Police Department, the DEA, United State Postal Service, and the West Virginia State Police, beginning in the spring of 2012, agents received information that Millie Roupe’s apartment in Marshall County was being used to distribute pills being brought to West Virginia from Florida typically via rental vehicles. During the investigation, a traffic stop occurred during which $2,096 in drug proceeds was seized which will be forfeited to the United States as proceeds from the drug activity.
JOYNER, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine.
JOSEPH A. MCDONALD, age 26, of Glen Dale, West Virginia, entered a plea of guity to “Distribution of Oxycodone within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” and one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone” on May 21, 2012. MCDONALD, who is on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 40 years imprisonment and a $2,000,000 fine. This case was investigated by the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department.
These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr.
SHAWN L. BINKOWSKI, age 25, of Wheeling, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” BINKOWSKI, having previously been convicted in the Circuit Court of Ohio County, West Virginia, of the felony offense of Grand Larceny, knowingly possessed a Bryco Arms pistol on September 16, 2012, in Wheeling. BINKOWSKI, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin and investigated by the United States Probation office and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Wheeling Police Department.