News and Press Releases

DOJ Seal

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) 234-7725 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

WWW.JUSTICE.GOV/USAO/WVN

Follow us on Twitter  @NDWVnews

July 2, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Two Clarksburg Residents Sentenced on
Crack Cocaine Charges

Preston County Resident Enter Plea to Possession of Stolen Explosives

 

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II
announced that the following individuals recently appeared in Federal Court in Clarksburg.

JASON SAUNDERS a/k/a “JOSH JAMES,” age 25, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, was sentenced to 41 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. SAUNDERS entered a plea of guilty on March 20, 2013, to “Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of Simpson Elementary School” on May 29, 2012.

DEREK DELEON BROWN a/k/a “SMOKE,” age 23, of Clarksburg (formerly of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) was sentenced to 15 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. BROWN entered a plea of guilty on March 20, 2013, to “Distribution of Crack Cocaine” on June 26, 2012, in Harrison County.

SAUNDERS and BROWN were remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

This case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and investigated by the Harrison County Drug Task Force consisting of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Bridgeport Police Department.

GREGGORY MAYFIELD, age 49, of Albright, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of Stolen Explosives.” From December 2012 to February 20, 2013, MAYFIELD possessed two sticks of dynamite and 2 blasting caps he had stolen from his employer, Consolidation Coal Company. MAYFIELD, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. This case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Project Future

Call Tara Tighe at (304) 234-7703 or Email Tara.Tighe@usdoj.gov to schedule your event.

WV Public Corruption
Hotline
Public Corruption

Call 1-855-WVA-FEDS or Email wvafeds@usdoj.gov if you have information about public corruption in your community.

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
What Makes Schools Safer? Using science to discover what works. Federal funding available. Visit NIJ.gov, keywords: 'comprehensive school safety intiative'
Community Outreach

Giving Back to the Community through a variety of venues & initatives.

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter
Justice 101