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 10, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Junior Resident Sentenced for Unlawfully Using
the Public Telephone System to Distribute Marijuana
ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — A 43 year old Junior, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on March 9, 2009, in United States District Court in Elkins by Judge Robert E. Maxwell.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that CHRISTOPHER JAMES KERNS was sentenced to five years probation. KERNS entered a plea of guilty on November 12, 2008, to one count of an Indictment charging him with using the public telephone system to distribute marijuana on June 27, 2006, in Junior.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner and was investigated by the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.
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