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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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January 14, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Four Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Four individuals were sentenced on January 13, 2011, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

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

JEFF LEE BARNES, age 36, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. BARNES entered a plea of guilty on November 30, 2010, to one count of the distribution of oxycodone on July 21, 2008, in Clarksburg. BARNES, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn A. Morgan and was investigated by the United States Postal Service and the West Virginia State Police.

JOHN CASEY SARTIN, age 37, of Burnsville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment to be followed by one year of supervised release. SARTIN entered pleas of guilty on September 27, 2010, to one count of conspiracy to use the United States Postal Service and one count of use of the United States Postal Service to facilitate the distribution of Fentanyl and Hydromorphone from January of 2007 to December 5, 2007, in Sutton. SARTIN, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn A. Morgan and was investigated by the Harrison/Lewis County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Veterans Administration-Office of Inspector General and the United States Postal Inspection Service. The task force consists of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, the Bridgeport Police Department, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

MATTHEW PECJAK, age 23, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced to 36 months imprisonment to be followed by 10 years of supervised release. PECJAK entered a plea of guilty on June 2, 2010, to one count of possession of child pornography on April 1, 2008, in Morgantown. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

ISAIAH CARR, age 24, entered a plea of guilty to one count of possession of an object
designed to be used as a weapon on February 13, 2010, while incarcerated at FCI Gilmer. CARR was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment on this charge to be served consecutively to the sentence he is currently serving. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Investigative Services at FCI Gilmer.

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