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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Betsy C. Jividen
Acting UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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September 30, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Eight Defendants Were Sentenced
On Various Violations of Federal Laws

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Eight individuals were sentenced on September 28, September 29, and September 30, 2009, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

Acting United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that:

DONYEA BAENNETT, age 23, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced to four years probation. BAENNETT entered a plea of guilty on June 10, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of cocaine base on August 2, 2006. The case was investigated by the Charles Town Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

JOHN NATHANIEL DOUGLAS, age 54, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment to be followed by four years supervised release. DOUGLAS entered a plea of guilty on June 11, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base on October 9, 2008, in Martinsburg. DOUGLAS is currently free on bond and will self-report to a designated federal institution. The case was investigated by the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

DWAYNE FEASTER, age 41, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 93 months imprisonment. FEASTER entered guilty pleas on July 16, 2009, to two counts of an Indictment charging him with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on December 9, 2008; and the distribution of cocaine on December 30, 2008. FEASTER is in federal custody. The case was investigated by the Charles Town Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

MICHAEL JENKINS, age 38, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. JENKINS entered a plea of guilty on May 14, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of cocaine base on March 19, 2008. JENKINS is in federal custody. The case was investigated by the Charles Town Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

MARCUS DONTEA MONCHERY, age 22, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. MONCHERY entered a plea of guilty on June 22, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base in Martinsburg. MONCHERY is in federal custody. The case was investigated by the Martinsburg Police Department and the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force.

STEPHEN ROBINSON, age 38, was sentenced to 262 months imprisonment to be followed by six years supervised release. ROBINSON was convicted at trial in July 2009 of conspiracy to distribute cocaine base from January 2008 to April 10, 2008. ROBINSON is in federal custody. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Charles Town Police Department.

BRIAN LEE SINE, age 38, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 41 months imprisonment to be followed by 10 years supervised release. SINE entered guilty pleas on July 17, 2009, to two counts of an Indictment charging him with counterfeiting after he passed counterfeit $100 bills at a pawnshop on August 17, 2007; and possession of child pornography on September 3, 2007. SINE is in federal custody. The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

KELLY W. STOOPS, II, age 25, of Ft. Myers, Florida, was sentenced to five months imprisonment to be followed by five months home detention and one year supervised release. STOOPS entered a plea of guilty on July 13, 2009, to one count of an Indictment charging her with conspiring with others to violate the Lacey Act by taking wood turtles from Hampshire County, West Virginia, from May 30, 2008, to June 3, 2008. During this time, STOOPS was working for a reptile dealer in Florida. Wood turtles are a rare and imperiled species within the State of West Virginia. STOOPS is currently free on bond and will self-report to a designated federal institution. The case was investigated by the United States Fish and Wildlife and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti.

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