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
Salem Resident Sentenced on Charge of
Distribution of “Crack” Cocaine
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 21 year old Salem, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on March 23, 2009, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that ADAM MICHAEL ROACH was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. ROACH entered a plea of guilty on December 1, 2008, to one count of distribution of “crack” cocaine within 1,000 feet of Valley Street Playground on April 9, 2007, in Salem.
ROACH was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar. The case was investigated by the Harrison/Lewis County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force and the West Virginia State Police. The 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.
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