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September 2, 2009

Two Martinsburg Residents Entered Guilty
Pleas to Drug and Firearms Violations

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Two Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents entered pleas of guilty ono September 1, 2009, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that:

JESSE ALLEN JARVIS, age 21, entered guilty pleas to two counts of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of cocaine base on December 1, 2008, and for unlawfully possessing firearms on December 8, 2008, after previously being convicted for wanton endangerment and unlawful wounding.

LATEEF JABRALL MCGANN, age 19, entered guilty pleas to two counts of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base on December 8, 2008, and one count of unlawfully possessing a firearm on December 8, 2008, after previously having been convicted of wanton endangerment.

JARVIS and MCGANN, who are currently in custody, each face a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000 on the drug counts; and a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on the firearms count.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti. 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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