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NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
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March 25, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Grand Jury Indicts Seven on
Gun & Drug Charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Seven individuals were named in three
Indictments returned by a federal grand jury sitting in Martinsburg, West Virginia, last week.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced the following indictments: CHRISTOPHER WAYNE WILLIAMS, age 39, of Mill Creek, West Virginia, was
named in a two-count Indictment charging him with one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm” and one count of “Possession of Stolen Firearms.” If convicted, WILLIAMS faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on each count. This case will be prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

JASON S. SWISHER, age 30 and JENNIFER N. HILEMAN, age 29, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, were named in a four-count Indictment. Count One charges SWISHER and HILEMAN with “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin;” Count Two charges HILEMAN with “Distribution of Heroin;” Count Three charges SWISHER with “Distribution of Heroin;” and, Count Four charges HILEMAN with “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” If convicted, SWISHER and HILEMAN face up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine on each count. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr.

FRANK K. BRINKMEYER, age 43; PATRICIA M. BRINKMEYER, age 66; CHARLOTTE M. JENKINS, age 38; and, MICHAEL B. SMITH, age 38, of Berkeley County, West Virginia, were named in a nine-count Indictment. FRANK BRINKMEYER is charged in Counts One, Three, Four, Five and Six with “Distribution of Heroin;” in Count Seven with “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin;” and, in Count Nine with “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Oxycodone.” PATRICIA BRINKMEYER is charged in Count Two with “Distribution of Oxycodone;” in Counts Three and Four with “Distribution of Heroin;” and, in Count Nine with “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Oxycodone.” JENKINS is charged in Count Two with “Distribution of Oxycodone,” in Counts Three, Four and Eight with “Distribution of Heroin;” and, in Count Nine with “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Oxycodone.” SMITH is charged in Count Eight with “Distribution of Heroin” and, in Count Nine with “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Oxycodone.” If convicted, each of the Defendants faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine on each count. This case 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.
This case will also be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney McWilliams. All of the charges contained in the above-referenced indictments are merely accusations
and not evidence of guilt, and each defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven
guilty.

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