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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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April 8, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Six Individuals Sentenced for
Federal Supervised Release Violations

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that during the month of April, six individuals had their supervised release revoked for violating terms and conditions imposed by the United States District Court.

CLARKSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Irene M. Keeley)

James DEAN, age 57, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for unlawful possession and use of cocaine and excessive use of alcohol. DEAN was originally sentenced on August 21, 2006, to 155 months in prison and four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. In March of 2009, DEAN’s sentence was reduced to 125 months in prison pursuant to the crack resentencing guidelines and in October of 2011, DEAN’s sentence was again reduced to 88 months pursuant to the crack resentencing guidelines. DEAN was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Chasty ANDERSON, age 24, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 8 months in prison and 28 months of supervised release for commission of the new crime of DWI and possession and use of hydrocodone and oxycodone. ANDERSON was originally sentenced on October 7, 2011, to 12 months and 1 day in prison and three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute heroin and possession of a stolen firearm. ANDERSON was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

John William PICKENS of Braxton County, West Virginia, was sentenced to 8 months in prison for unlawful possession and use of marijuana and commission of the new offense in state court of marijuana possession. PICKENS was originally sentenced on November 2, 2007, to 55 months in prison and three years of supervised release for felon in possession of a firearm. PICKENS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Cara CARPENTER, age 24, of Barrackville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 8 months in prison and 28 months of supervised release for failure to complete treatment and commission of the new offense of DUI. CARPENTER was originally sentenced on October 30, 2012, to 4 months in prison and three years of supervised release for distribution of oxycodone within 1,000 feet of a protected location. CARPENTER was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

Julious Cesar PETTIS, age 38, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced to 6 months in prison for unlawful possession and use of synthetic marijuana; failure to submit truthful monthly reports; failure to notify probation office of address change; failure to participate in counseling; and, failure to report for drug screen. PETTIS was originally sentenced on April 2, 2009, to 81 months in prison and three years of supervised release for distribution of cocaine and possession of a firearm during the commission of a drug offense. PETTIS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

MARTINSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Gina M. Groh)

Michael VIANDS, age 36, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 8 months in prison and 30 months of supervised release for driving while suspended, fleeing from police, associating with a known felon and excessive alcohol use. VIANDS was originally sentenced on July 16, 2001, to 238 months in prison and five years of supervised release for distributionof crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. In November of 2011, VIANDS’ sentence was reduced to 154 months in prison pursuant to the crack resentencing guidelines. VIANDS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The United States was represented at the revocation hearings by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul T. Camilletti, Shawn A. Morgan and Zelda E. Wesley.

The United States Probation Office carries out probation and pretrial services functions throughout the Northern District of West Virginia. With locations in Wheeling, Clarksburg, Martinsburg, and Elkins, the office works to assist the federal courts in the fair administration of justice, to protect the community, and to bring about long-term positive change in individuals under supervision. Jeff Givens is the Chief Probation Officer for the Northern District.

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