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 26, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Martinsburg Resident Sentenced for Distributing “Crack” Cocaine
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 26 year old Walkersville, Maryland, resident was sentenced on February 25, 2009, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that DANIEL MARTEL HARRIS was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. HARRIS entered a plea of guilty on November 10, 2008, to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on April 16, 2007, in Martinsburg.
HARRIS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber. The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force with assistance from uniformed officers of the West Virginia State Police. The Task Force consists of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.
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