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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 31, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Five Defendants Entered Guilty Pleas
to Drug Charges in the Eastern Panhandle

 

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Five defendants entered pleas of guilty on July 16, July 28, and July 29, 2009, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that:

COREY MICHAEL DOKES, age 23, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine in March 2009. As part of his plea, DOKES agreed to forfeit $1,116.00 in United States Currency. DOKES, who is currently in custody, faces a maximum penalty of five to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.

CHARLES WARD, age 36, of Hagerstown, Maryland, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on September 19, 2007, in Martinsburg. WARD, who is currently in custody, faces a maximum penalty of five to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.

ANTHONY JEROME ADDISON, JR., age 30, of Baltimore, Maryland, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of cocaine base on April 1, 2004. ADDISON, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

WILLIE LEE DANIELS, age 38, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of cocaine base on November 13, 2007. DANIELS, who is currently in custody, 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 Thomas O. Mucklow. The cases were investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, and the Martinsburg Police Department. The United States Marshals Service provided assistance in the Dokes investigation.

GABRIEL CHRISTOPHER MCGUIRE, age 22, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of heroin on December 4, 2008. MCGUIRE, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti. The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

 

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