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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

 

 

July 16, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Three Martinsburg Residents Sentenced
On “Crack” Cocaine Charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Three Martinsburg residents were sentenced on July 15, 2009, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that:

AQUANNETTE CHREE PETERS, age 30, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment to be followed by six years supervised release. PETERS entered a plea of guilty on February 17, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging her with the distribution of “crack” cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school in Martinsburg. PETERS is currently free on bond and will self-report to a designated federal institution. 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.

JEANNETTE ROBINSON, age 24, was sentenced to 12 months and one day imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. ROBINSON entered a plea of guilty on March 9, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging her with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on November 1, 2006, in Jefferson County. ROBINSON is currently free on bond and will self-report to a designated federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti. The case was investigated by the Charles Town Police Department.

JAMES IRVING WARD, age 45, was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. WARD entered a plea of guilty on May 1, 2009, to a one count Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on September 6, 2007, in Inwood, West Virginia. WARD 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 & Violent Crime Task Force.

 

 

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