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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

December 21, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Martinsburg Resident Enters Plea of Guilty
to Heroin Charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 64 year old Martinsburg, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on December 20, 2011, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: JEROME HOLDEN CUNNINGHAM entered a plea of guilty to one count of an indictment charging him with the distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of Winchester Avenue Elementary School on April 22, 2010, in Martinsburg. CUNNINGHAM, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 1 to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes 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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