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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

March 17, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Martinsburg Resident Enters Plea of Guilty
to Crack Cocaine Charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 23 year old Martinsburg, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on March 16, 2011, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: KANDASE NICHOLE BAKER entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging her with possession with intent to distribute 16.4 grams of cocaine base on August 14, 2009, in Martinsburg. BAKER, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 5 to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and was investigated by the Martinsburg Police Department and the West Virginia State Police.

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