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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

January 30, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Four Individuals Enter Pleas in Federal Court

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - Four individuals entered pleas of guilty in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

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

KEVIN HAIRSTON, age 52, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty on January 26, 2012, to one count of being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. HAIRSTON, having previously been convicted on at least three prior felony convictions for crimes including voluntary manslaughter and aggravated robbery, knowingly possessed a Davis Model P-32 caliber semi-automatic pistol and three rounds of ammunition on November 1, 2011. HAIRSTON, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 15 years to life and a fine of $250,000 as an armed career criminal.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and was investigated by the Martinsburg Police Department.

TERRY LEE CONDREY, age 39, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty on January 26, 2012, to one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of Burke Street Elementary School on April 15, 2011. CONDREY, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 1 to 60 years imprisonment and a fine of $4,000,000 due to the enhancements for the school charge and two prior felony convictions.

The 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, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

JOSEPH GRANT BARNHART, age 33, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty on January 26, 2012, to one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin on March 21, 2011. BARNHART, 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 Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department and the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.

ALBERT JOHNSON, 35, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty on January 27, 2012, to one count of distribution of crack cocaine on February 5, 2008, in Martinsburg. JOHNSON, who is free on bond 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 Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.

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