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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

May 13, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brooklyn, New York, Resident
Sentenced 17 ½ Years on Heroin Charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 35 year old Brooklyn, New York, resident was sentenced on May 9, 2011, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that JAMELL MASON, also known as “JAH,” also known as “TREMAINE MASON,” was sentenced to 210 months imprisonment to be followed by six years supervised release. MASON entered guilty pleas on January 18, 2011, to two counts of an Indictment charging him with two separate offenses of possession with intent to distribute heroin on June 5, 2008, and on June 18, 2008, in Martinsburg.

MASON is in federal custody.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Zelda E. Wesley and Erin K. Reisenweber. The case was 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, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

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