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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: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

October 10, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kearneysville Resident Enters Plea to Drug Charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 33 year-old Kearneysville, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on October 10, 2012, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: DARNELL KEITH CAREY entered a plea of guilty to Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of Pikeside Transitional School. CAREY, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a term 1 to 60 years imprisonment and a $4,000,000 fine.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti 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.

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