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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 11, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Three Entered Guilty Pleas to Drug Charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Three individuals entered guilty pleas on July 5 and 7, 2011, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

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

ERIC VAN JOHNSON, age 40, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on April 7, 2011. JOHNSON, who is currently in custody, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

JAMUS LEMARK REDMAN, age 44, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine on April 7, 2011. REDMAN, who is currently in custody, faces a maximum penalty of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and were investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes 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.

GEORGE MILTON MCDUFFIE, also known as JAFFAR HUSSAIN, age 36, of Hyattsville, Maryland, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute “crack” cocaine on September 6, 2010. MCDUFFIE, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and was investigated by the Martinsburg Police Department.

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