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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Betsy C. Jividen
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 

May 27, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Four Enter Guilty Pleas in Martinsburg

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Four individuals entered guilty pleas on May 21, May 24, and May 25, 2010, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that:

DWAYNE DANA LEWIS, age 33, of Charles Town, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging LEWIS with the distribution of cocaine base, also known as “crack,” on August 24, 2009, in Charles Town. LEWIS, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives and the Charles Town Police Department.

ROBERT FRY, also known as “TATTOO,” age 52, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of cocaine base, also known as “crack,” on June 7, 2007, in Martinsburg. FRY, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

ORSON NOEL, age 21, of Brooklyn, New York, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, also known as “crack,” on June 5, 2008, in Martinsburg. NOEL, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of five to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber. The cases were investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, comprised of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

JUAN LUIS DOMINGUEZ, age 33, a federal inmate, entered a plea of guilty to a one-count Indictment charging him with unlawfully possessing an object designed and intended to be used as a weapon on August 22, 2009, while incarcerated at FCI Gilmer. DOMINGUEZ faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys David E. Godwin and Erin K. Reisenweber. The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Prisons’ Office of Special Investigative Support.

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