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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

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February 14, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Four Individuals Sentenced for
Federal Supervised Release Violations

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

WHEELING DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.)

RECECCA BLAKE, age 31, of Cameron, West Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison for possession and use of cocaine and marijuana; failure to report for drug testing; associating with persons engaged in criminal activity; and committing another offense of public intoxication and excessive use of alcohol. BLAKE was originally sentenced on March 13, 2005, to 41 months in prison and six years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a playground. On February 20, 2008, BLAKE’s sentence was reduced to 33 months in prison pursuant to the crack resentencing guidelines. BLAKE will self-report to the designated Federal institution on February 11, 2014.

CHARLES REEDER, age 53, of Newell, West Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison and two years of supervised release for possession and distribution of marijuana. REEDER was originally sentenced on January 14, 2011, to three years probation for possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone. REEDER will self-report to the designated Federal institution on February 10, 2014.

CLARKSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Irene M. Keeley)

STEVEN SMITH, age 29, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months in prison for fleeing from law enforcement and consumption of alcohol. SMITH was originally sentenced on December 16, 2005, to 18 months in prison and six years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. On July 8, 2008, SMITH’s supervised release was revoked for committing the offense of disorderly conduct and obstructing and he was sentenced to 6 months in prison and 66 months of supervised release. On September 2, 2009, SMITH’s supervised release was again revoked for committing the offense of domestic battery, driving under influence, possession of alcohol, use of marijuana and failure to attend scheduled meetings with his tutor at Literacy Volunteers of Harrison County, and he was sentenced to 12 months in prison and 54 months of supervised release. SMITH was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

MARTINSBURG DIVISION REVOCATIONS (Judge Gina M. Groh)

RASEAN POLLARD, age 27, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day in prison and four years of supervised release for testing positive for use of morphine, suboxone and cocaine, failure to report to probation officer, submitting untruthful monthly reports to probation office, being untruthful with probation officer and failure to notify probation officer of address chance. POLLARD was originally sentenced to 12 months in prison and six years of supervised release for distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. On September 11, 2012, POLLARD’s supervised release was revoked for traveling outside travel area without permission from probation office, providing untruthful statements on monthly report to probation office, failure to follow probation officer’s instructions and failure to report law enforcement contact to probation office. POLLARD 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 John C. Parr, Randolph J. Bernard, Shawn A. Morgan and Paul T. Camilletti.

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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