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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

August 29, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Two Enter Guilty Pleas to Drug Charges

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Two defendants entered guilty pleas on August 25, 2011, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

LACRISHA LESLIE CORLEY, age 29, of Clarksburg, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging her with managing and maintaining a residence in Clarksburg for the purpose of storing, distributing, and using “crack” cocaine and heroin from August to September 2009. CORLEY, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of 1,000,000.

TANJI YAPHET CURTIS, age 38, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging CURTIS with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on January 21, 2010, in Clarksburg. CURTIS, who is currently in custody 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 Shawn Angus Morgan. The case was investigated by the Harrison County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, and the Bridgeport Police Department.

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