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Sharon L. Potter

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June 18, 2009

Two Philadelphia Residents Indicted
on Marijuana Charges

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — Two Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, residents were indicted on June 16, 2009, by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Elkins, West Virginia.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that JABBAR Q. KIMBLE, age 32, and JUANITA S. STREETS, age 27, were named in a three-count Indictment. KIMBLE and STREETS were charged in Count One of the Indictment alleging that they conspired to distribute marijuana on March 21, 2009, in Pendleton County, West Virginia.

Count Two of the Indictment alleges that KIMBLE and STREETS, aided and abetted by each other, possessed marijuana with the intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of a playground located on the United States Naval Base in Sugar Grove, West Virginia, on March 21, 2009. Count Three of the Indictment alleges that KIMBLE used a false name and a false identification card with Naval authorities near the entrance gate at the Navy Base in Sugar Grove on March 21, 2009.

The Indictment also includes a forfeiture allegation wherein the United States seeks to forfeit from the defendants $4,631.00 in United States Currency and a 2001 BMW 3-Series, 4 door White Sedan.

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 each on Counts One and Three of the Indictment; and a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $500,000 on Count Two of the Indictment.

The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner. The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police.

It should be noted that the charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt, and that each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.



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