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 1, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Three Arrested on Drug and Firearms Violations
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Three individuals were arrested today (February 1, 2011) on charges contained in Indictments returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Martinsburg on January 19, 2011.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that MAURICE DANIEL BUSH, age 30, of Inwood, West Virginia; ROBERT KENNETH KACKLEY, age 48, of Martinsburg; and RICHARD ANDREW ZOMBRO, age 43, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia; were each arrested today on charges contained in three separate Indictments.
BUSH was arrested on charges contained in a five-count drug Indictment. Counts One, Two, Three, and Four of the Indictment allege that BUSH distributed “crack” cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school on October 19, 20, 22, and 26, 2010, in Berkeley County. Count Five of the Indictment alleges that BUSH possessed with the intent to distribute “crack” cocaine on November 4, 2010, in Berkeley County. If convicted, BUSH faces a maximum penalty of 60 years imprisonment and a fine of $4,000,000 each on Counts One through Four of the Indictment; and a maximum penalty of 10 years to life imprisonment on Count Five of the Indictment. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.
KACKLEY was arrested on charges contained in a one-count drug Indictment. The Indictment alleges that KACKLEY and co-defendant ANGEL (Last Name Unknown), aided and abetted by each other, distributed “crack” cocaine on November 17, 2010, in Berkeley County, West Virginia. Law enforcement officers are seeking the arrest of ANGEL (Last Name Unknown). If convicted, KACKLEY faces a maximum penalty of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber. 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, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.
ZOMBRO was arrested on charges contained in a four-count firearm Indictment. The Indictment alleges that on two occasions in September 2010; on one occasion in October 2010; and one occasion in November 2010; in Berkeley County, ZOMBRO knowingly disposed of stolen firearms which had been shipped and transported in interstate commerce. If convicted, ZOMBRO faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on each count of the Indictment. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti. The case was investigated by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
It should be noted that the charges contained in the Indictments are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt, and that each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
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