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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

October 21, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Two Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Two individuals were sentenced this week in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey.

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

CHARLES DERRICK WATKINS, age 24, of Charles Town, West Virginia, was sentenced on October 18, 2011, to 92 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. WATKINS entered a plea of guilty on February 11, 2011, to one count of an Indictment charging WATKINS, a convicted felon, with unlawfully possessing a firearm on August 24, 2010, in Jefferson County, West Virginia. WATKINS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal Institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives.

WILLIAM DAVID FURLEY, age 31, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced on October 19, 2011, to 140 months imprisonment to be followed by four years of supervised release. FURLEY entered a plea of guilty on April 14, 2011, to one count of an Indictment charging him with aiding and abetting the possession with intent to distribute heroin in Berkeley County. The heroin was discovered on FURLEY during a traffic stop of a vehicle in which FURLEY was a passenger. FURLEY was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal Institution. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and was investigated by uniformed members of the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. The Task Force consists 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.

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