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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 2, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Three Eastern Panhandle Residents
Enter Guilty Pleas to Heroin Charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Three Eastern Panhandle residents entered guilty pleas on February 24 and 25, 2011, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

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

JULIE HOLLIDAY, age 38, of Shenandoah Junction, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging her with aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin on August 24, 2010, in Shenandoah Junction. HOLLIDAY, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

MELISSA KEMP, also known as “MISSY ANN PUMA,” age 36, also of Shenandoah Junction, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging her with aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin on August 24, 2010, in Shenandoah Junction. KEMP, who is currently in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 30 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber. 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.

ROY WESLEY BUTTS, III, age 27, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute heroin on December 2, 2008. BUTTS, who is currently in custody 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 Thomas O. Mucklow. The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force.

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