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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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

April 28, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Martinsburg Resident Convicted on Drug Charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 33 year old Martinsburg, West Virginia, resident was convicted by a Federal Trial Jury sitting in Martinsburg, West Virginia, on April 27, 2011, before Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that TIFFANY NICOLE JONES was convicted after a one and a half-day trial on one count of distribution of 13.5 grams of “crack” cocaine on April 10, 2008, in Martinsburg. JONES, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow. The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

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