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
June 8, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Three Sentenced on Drug-Related Charges
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Three defendants were sentenced on June 3 and June 4, 2009, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that:
KEVIN WAYNE BENNETT, age 36, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. BENNETT entered a plea of guilty on February 5, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging him with aiding and abetting another person in maintaining his home in Clarksburg for the purpose of storing, distributing, and using “crack” cocaine. BENNETT is in federal custody.
DANIELLE ARLENE WAGNER, age 21, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment to be followed by four years supervised release. WAGNER entered a plea of guilty on February 13, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging her with possession with intent to distribute more than five grams of “crack” cocaine in Bridgeport, West Virginia. WAGNER is currently free on bond pending and will self-report to a designated federal institution.
The cases were investigated by the Harrison/Lewis County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation; and the Three Rivers Drug Task Force. The Harrison/Lewis County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force consists of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, the Bridgeport Police Department, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Three Rivers Drug Task Force consists of officers from the Fairmont Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.
TYSON SHAFFER, age 22, of Fairmont, was sentenced to five years probation. SHAFFER entered a plea of guilty on February 6, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging him with attempting to possess with intent to distribute hydrocodone on May 2, 2008, in Fairmont. The case was investigated by the Harrison/Lewis County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Fairmont Police Department, the Grafton Police Department, the Granville Police Department, the Morgantown Police Department, and the Clarksburg Police Department.
The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn Angus Morgan.
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