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
March 4, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Martinsburg Resident Sentenced on “Crack” Cocaine Charge
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 50 year old Martinsburg, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on February 25, 2009, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that KEITH LEE CARTER was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. CARTER entered a plea of guilty on October 27, 2008, to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on August 9, 2007, in Martinsburg.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow. 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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