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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

February 25, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Dorcas Resident Enters Plea of Guilty
to Distribution of Methamphetamine

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 43 year old Dorcas, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on February 24, 2011, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that: STEPHEN BLAKE LANDIS, JR. entered a plea of guilty to one count of distribution of methamphetamine in Petersburg, West Virginia, on June 21, 2010. LANDIS, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and was investigated by agents of 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, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

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