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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 15, 2013

Two Martinsburg Residents Sentenced On Drug Charges

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - Two Martinsburg residents were sentenced on
March 14, 2013, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Judge Gina M. Groh.

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

REBECCA FOWLER FAIRCLOTH, age 52, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. FAIRCLOTH entered a plea of guilty on October 11, 2012, to Distribution of Crack Cocaine on April 29, 2011. FAIRCLOTH was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

MELISSA JO NIECE, age 46, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. NIECE entered a plea of guilty on October 11, 2012, to Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of Winchester Avenue School on October 4, 2010. NIECE, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on April 15, 2013.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner and former Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow 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