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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Betsy C. Jividen
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 

May 6, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Pendleton County Sentenced on Drug Charge

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — A 59 year old Brandywine, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on May 4, 2010, in United States District Court in Elkins by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that EVERETTE ERNEST SMITH was sentenced to 87 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. SMITH entered a plea of guilty on February 16, 2010, to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of the Brandywine Elementary School on December 27, 2005. SMITH was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and was investigated by the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. The Task Force consists of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Department, and the Pendleton County Sheriff’s Department.

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