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
April 21, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sex offender sentenced to federal prison, Baltimore men guilty of Heroin charges
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A sex offender from Ohio has been sentenced to federal prison for failing to register as required by law.
U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that CHARLES F. WADDELL, age 37, of Coal Grove, Ohio, was sentenced to 30 months in prison and 40 years of supervised release for “Failure to Register as a Sex Offender.” Judge Gina M. Groh imposed the sentence. WADDELL is in custody pending his designation to a Federal prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and investigated by the United States Marshals Service.
In other matters before Judge Groh, MICHELLE BROWN, age 35, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release for the “Distribution of Crack Cocaine.” BROWN, who is free on bond, will self-report to Federal prison. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri 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, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.
Judge Groh sentenced STACEY L. WILLIAMSON, age 48, of Flintstone, Maryland, to two years of probation and ordered her to make restitution in the amount of $1,737.49 to the United States Postal Service. WILLIAMSON was previously convicted of the felony offense of “Theft of Government Funds.” This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas and investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service.
The following individuals entered pleas before U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert:
Keyyon Robert Cornish JOHNSON, age 24; Sean Tavon STOGDON, age 23; Marquese Tavon WARD, age 23; and Marcel EDMONDS, age 23, all of Baltimore, Maryland, entered pleas of guilty to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” JOHNSON and STOGDON, who are free on bond, and WARD and EDMONDS, who are in custody, each face up to 20 years in prison.
Darnell Leon PLAINES, age 24, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to “Conspiracy to Distribute More than 28 Grams of Crack Cocaine.” As part of his plea, PLAINES will forfeit $3,612 which constitutes proceeds from the illegal activity. PLAINES, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 40 years in prison.
Nicholas James HALL, age 23, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” HALL, who has a prior felony drug conviction, faces up to 30 years in prison.
Timico Constine JOHNSON, age 44 and Kenneth An’Bon WANG, age 28, of Martinsburg entered pleas of guilty to “Distribution of Crack Cocaine.” JOHNSON and WANG each face up to 20 years in prison.
These cases were also investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, and prosecuted by Douglas.
Shannon Marie BROADWATER, age 32, of Piedmont, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Illegal Use of the Internet to Facilitate the Distribution of Crack Cocaine.” As part of her plea, BROADWATER will also forfeit her interest in $3,968 which constitutes proceeds from the illegal activity. BROADWATER, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 4 years in prison. This case was investigated by the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigations.
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