OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
Betsy C. Jividen
Acting UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
December 14, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Preston County Resident Enters Plea of Guilty
to Crack Cocaine Charge
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A Preston County, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on December 11, 2009, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.
Acting United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that: SANDRA BANKHEAD-DIETZ, age 38, entered a plea of guilty to one count of distribution of crack cocaine on January 30, 2009, in Monongalia County, West Virginia. BANKHEAD-DIETZ, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of twenty years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley. The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.
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