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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

Hedgesville Resident Entered Guilty Plea to
Distribution of Cocaine Within 1,000 Feet of a School

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 21 year old Hedgesville, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on January 22, 2009, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that STEPHANIE MELINDA MILLER entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging her with the distribution of cocaine hydrochloride, also known as “coke,” within 1,000 feet of a school on September 13, 2007.

MILLER, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber. The case was 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.

 

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