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NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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November 7, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ten Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court

 

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Ten individuals were sentenced on November
5, 2012, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Judge Gina M. Groh.

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

MARVIN CHRISTOPHER STEVENSON, age 27, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to
188 months imprisonment to be followed by five years of supervised release. STEVENSON entered a plea of guilty on June 19, 2012, to “Felon in Possession of Ammunition” in Berkeley County, for a December 2009 shooting at the Apple Harvest Drive Sheetz gas station that left the victim of the shooting a quadriplegic. His federal sentence was ordered to be served consecutively to a 40 year sentence he is presently serving for Second Degree Murder from the Circuit Court of Monongalia County, West Virginia.

STEVENSON prior criminal history includes a 2003 conviction for “Manufacturing, Distributing, Dispensing a Controlled Dangerous Substance” in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City; a 2006 conviction for “Manufacturing, Distributing, Dispensing a Controlled Dangerous Substance” in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City; and a 2006 conviction for “Assault Second Degree on Law Enforcement Officer” in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City.

The case was prosecuted by USA Ihlenfeld and Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

DAVID H. DUCKETT, age 37, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 41 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. DUCKETT entered a plea of guilty on June 20, 2012, to Distribution of Crack Cocaine. DUCKETT was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. The case was prosecuted by USA Ihlenfeld and Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and 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.

ANDRE TURNER PRIMUS, age 34, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 188 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. PRIMUS entered a plea of guilty on June 19, 2012, to the Distribution of Crack Cocaine on September 1, 2011, in Martinsburg. PRIMUS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

WILLIAM LEE ANDERSON, age 37, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 188 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. ANDERSON entered a plea of guilty on July 30, 2012 to Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine in Martinsburg. ANDERSON was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

MATTHEW WILLIAM CONNER, age 28, of Martinsburg was sentenced to 105 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. CONNER entered a plea of guilty on July 31, 2012, to Distribution of Crack Cocaine in Martinsburg. CONNER was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

LAMONT SEAN FAISON, age 26, of Hagerstown, Maryland, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. FAISON entered a plea of guilty on July 11, 2012, to the Distribution of Crack Cocaine on October 6, 2011, in Martinsburg, West Virginia. FAISON was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

RODNEY BERNARD CURRENCE, JR., age 26, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced to 92 months imprisonment to be followed by twelve years of supervised release. CURRENCE entered a plea of guilty on June 19, 2012, to the Distribution of Heroin on February 2, 2010, within 1,000 feet of the Martinsburg North Middle School. CURRENCE was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and 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.

THOMAS ALAN JONES, age 45, of New York City and Reston, Virginia, was sentenced to 18 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. JONES entered a plea of guilty on July 7, 2011, to Possession with Intent to Distribute 126.3 pounds of marijuana which had been mailed to JONES from Arizona. JONES, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration-Hagerstown, Maryland; 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 uniformed officers of the West Virginia State Police.

DAVID LEE JOHNSON, age 75, of Falling Waters, West Virginia, was sentenced to
108 months imprisonment to be followed by ten years of supervised release. JOHNSON
entered a plea of guilty on June 27, 2012 to the Possession of Child Pornography. On July 11,
2011, a search warrant was executed on JOHNSON’s residence and 3,584 images and 218 videos containing child pornography were seized. JOHNSON, who is free on bond, will self- report to the designated Federal institution on January 3, 2013. The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police.

LARRY BEAN, age 66, of Gerrardstown, West Virginia, was sentenced to 78 months imprisonment to be followed by ten years of supervised release. BEAN entered a plea of guilty on June 25, 2012, to the Possession of in Excess of 17,000 Images of Child Pornography, which was located on a laptop computer, media discs, floppy discs and a cell phone seized from his residence on April 19, 2011. BEAN, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on December 5, 2012. The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and were prosecuted as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.

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