OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
Sharon L. Potter
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
February 5, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Two Individuals Entered Guilty Pleas to
Distribution of “Crack” Cocaine
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Two individuals entered guilty pleas on January 23, 2009, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that:
KENNETH ALGER, age 21, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on January 26, 2007, in Charles Town, West Virginia. ALGER, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.
MATTHEW POINTER, also known as “CUZO,” age 24, of Baltimore, Maryland, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on June 19, 2006. POINTER, who is currently in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of five to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.
The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti. The cases were investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; the Charles Town Police Department; and the Drug Enforcement Administration.
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