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 23, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tunnelton Resident Enters Plea to Drug Charge
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 35 year old Tunnelton, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on March 20, 2009, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Judge Irene M. Keeley.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that KEVIN MICHAEL KNOTTS entered a plea of guilty to one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine on March 1, 2008, in Monongalia County, West Virginia.
KNOTTS, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley. The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.
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