OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
Betsy C. Jividen
Acting UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
January 26, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Inwood Resident Entered Guilty Plea to Drug Charges
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 51 year old Inwood, West Virginia, resident entered guilty pleas on January 13 and 14, 2010, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.
Acting United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that WAYNE CARTER DERFLINGER entered guilty pleas to two separate Indictments. DERFLINGER entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine on May 15, 2009, in Inwood; and a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with maintaining a drug-involved premise from October 2006 through January 2007 in Martinsburg. DERFLINGER, who is currently in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of five to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000 on the possession charge and a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000 on the “crack” house charge.
The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Paul T. Camilletti and Erin K. Reisenweber. The cases were investigated by the Charles Town Police Department and the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force with assistance from the Martinsburg Police Department. The Task Force consists 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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