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: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist
April 4, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Martinsburg Resident Enters Plea to Crack Cocaine Charge
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 37 year old Martinsburg, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on April 3, 2012, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that: LATOYA EVETTE JONES entered a plea of guilty to one count of Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Martinsburg High School on November 3, 2010. As part of the plea, JONES agreed to the forfeiture of a Colt Anaconda Model .44 magnum revolver which was property used in committing the drug offense. JONES, who is on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 1 to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and 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, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
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