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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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January 26, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Four Eastern Panhandle Residents Entered
Guilty Pleas to Various Federal Violations

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Four Eastern Panhandle residents entered guilty pleas in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

Acting United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that:

TERRELL ADOLFUS THORNE, age 27, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, entered a guilty pleas on January 13, 2010, to two counts of an Indictment charging him with aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of an elementary school on August 25, 2009; and assaulting an officer on September 9, 2009. THORNE faces a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000 on the drug charge; and a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on the assault charge.

TEKIA DANIELLE MCDOWELL, age 22, also of Kearneysville, entered a plea of guilty on January 19, 2010, to one count of an Indictment charging her with aiding and abetting THORNE in the distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of an elementary school on August 25, 2009. MCDOWELL faces a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti. The cases were investigated by the Charles Town Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

LINDSEY WAYNE BOHRER, age 31, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty on January 15, 2010, to one count of an Indictment charging her with possession with intent to distribute heroin on May 8, 2008, in Morgan County, West Virginia. BOHRER faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber. The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, the Morgan County Sheriff’s Department; and the West Virginia State Police.

MARY KATHERINE DAVIS, age 27, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty on January 19, 2010, to one count of an Indictment charging her with giving a false statement to federal officers on August 11, 2009, when they were investigating her co-defendant’s unlawful possession of firearms. DAVIS faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

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