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NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
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January 30, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Anmoore Resident Enters Plea to Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 60-year old Anmoore, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on January 29, 2013, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: RAYMOND RITCH a/k/a “RAY” entered a plea of guilty to “Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Clarksburg City Park” on March 22, 2012. RITCH, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a sentence of at least 1 and up to 40 years imprisonment and a $2,000,000 fine.

The case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Moran and investigated by the
Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

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