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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

July 20, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Three Martinsburg Residents
Sentenced Drug Charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Three Martinsburg, West Virginia, residents were sentenced on July 18, 2011, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

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

CHARLES FRANKLIN MILLER, age 45, was sentenced to 97 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. MILLER entered a plea of guilty on May 18, 2011, to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine on July 22, 2010, in Martinsburg. MILLER is in federal custody.

ROY WESLEY BUTTS, III, age 26, was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. BUTTS entered a plea of guilty on February 24, 2011, to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute heroin on December 2, 2008. BUTTS is in federal custody.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow. The cases were 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, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

DEVON ANTHONY GORDON, age 20, was sentenced to 24 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. GORDON entered a plea of guilty on April 22, 2011, to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine in Martinsburg on May 4, 2010. GORDON, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, will self-report to a designated federal institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and was investigated by the Martinsburg Police Department.

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