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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Two Clarksburg Residents Sentenced On Crack Cocaine Charges

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Preston County Resident Enter Plea to Possession of Stolen Explosives

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II
announced that the following individuals recently appeared in Federal Court in Clarksburg.

JASON SAUNDERS a/k/a “JOSH JAMES,” age 25, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, was sentenced to 41 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. SAUNDERS entered a plea of guilty on March 20, 2013, to “Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of Simpson Elementary School” on May 29, 2012.

DEREK DELEON BROWN a/k/a “SMOKE,” age 23, of Clarksburg (formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. BROWN entered a plea of guilty on March 20, 2013, to “Distribution of Crack Cocaine” on June 26, 2012, in Harrison County.

SAUNDERS and BROWN were remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

This case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and investigated by the Harrison County Drug Task Force consisting of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Bridgeport Police Department.

GREGGORY MAYFIELD, age 49, of Albright, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of Stolen Explosives.” From December 2012 to February 20, 2013, MAYFIELD possessed two sticks of dynamite and 2 blasting caps he had stolen from his employer, Consolidation Coal Company. MAYFIELD, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. This case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated January 7, 2015