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 3, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Martinsburg Resident Enters Plea to Crack Cocaine Charge
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 27 year old Martinsburg, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on March 2, 2011, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that RALPH DOUGLAS JOHNSON entered a plea of guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine in the Capital Heights section of Martinsburg on March 13, 2008. JOHNSON, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and was investigated by the officers of the West Virginia State Police and the Martinsburg Police Department.
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