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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

January 27, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Nine Sentenced on Cocaine Charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Nine individuals were sentenced on January 26 and 27, 2011, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

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

DAVID ALLEN TWYMAN, age 25, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 262 months imprisonment to be followed by eight years supervised release. TWYMAN entered a plea of guilty on November 1, 2010, to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of cocaine on December 4, 2009. TWYMAN was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti. The case was investigated by the Charles Town Police Department; the Ranson Police Department; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

JOKARI LEE BARNETT, age 32, of Martinsburg and Hagerstown, was sentenced to 132 months imprisonment to be followed by eight years supervised release. BARNETT entered a plea of guilty on September 15, 2010, to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on April 16, 2008. BARNETT is in federal custody. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow. 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.

VALERIA L. VINCENT, age 23, of Glengary, West Virginia, was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. VINCENT entered a plea of guilty on September 29, 2010, to one count of an Indictment charging her with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on May 1, 2008, in Martinsburg. VINCENT is in federal custody. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.

ANGELO GARCIA JACKSON, age 46, of Winchester, Virginia, was sentenced to 36 months imprisonment to be followed by six years supervised release. JACKSON entered a plea of guilty on November 9, 2010, to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of cocaine on December 16, 2009. JACKSON is currently free on bond and will self-report to a designated federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti. The case was investigated by the Charles Town Police Department; the Ranson Police Department; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

GARY RUFUS CAVINESS, JR., age 32, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. CAVINESS entered a plea of guilty on July 15, 2010, to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on February 25, 2010. CAVINESS is currently free on bond and will self-report to a designated federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow. The case was investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

MARCEL QUINTON CRAIG, also known as “Q,” age 22, of Charles Town, West Virginia, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment to be followed by four years supervised release. CRAIG entered a plea of guilty on November 4, 2010, to one count of an Indictment charging him with aiding and abetting the distribution of “crack” cocaine on February 12, 2009. CRAIG is in federal custody.

JARRED STEPHON BARCLAY, age 26, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to eight months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. BARCLAY entered a plea of guilty on June 11, 2010, to one count of an Indictment charging him with aiding and abetting the distribution of “crack” cocaine on September 23, 2009. BARCLAY is in federal custody.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow. The cases were investigated by the Charles Town Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

BENJAMIN LOPEZ RAMIREZ, age 25, of Ranson, West Virginia, was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment to be followed by six year supervised release. RAMIREZ entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school on January 29, 2010. RAMIREZ is in federal custody.

COLTON LEMAR PITMAN, age 22, of Charles Town, was sentenced to 10 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. PITMAN entered a plea of guilty on September 3, 2010, to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of cocaine on January 22, 2010. PITMAN is currently free on bond and will self-report to a designated federal institution.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti. The cases were investigated by the Charles Town Police Department; the Ranson Police Department; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

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