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NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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January 08, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Drug Task Force Investigations lead to
Federal Indictments

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — Recent investigations by the Greater Harrison County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force have led to indictments being returned by a Federal Grand Jury sitting in Clarksburg this week.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that JAUNITA FARNSWORTH, age 31, and WILLIAM MURPHY a/k/a “MURPH,” age 24 of Clarksburg; and MARVIN PIERRE LEDBETTER, JR. a/k/a “MO,” age 28; STANLEY DYE, JR. a/k/a “SMOOTH,” and AMANDA LILLY DANIELS, age 25, of Michigan, were named in a seven-count Indictment charging them with “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Oxycodone.”

FARNSWORTH faces a total of seven counts, MURPHY faces a total of ten count; LEDBETTER faces a total of six counts; and, DYE and DANIELS each face a total of five counts.

In addition to the conspiracy charge, other charges include “Distribution of Oxycodone,” “Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone,” “Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premise,” “Use and Carry of a Firearm in Relation to a Drug-Trafficking Offense,” “Possession of Firearm by Unlawful Drug User/Addict,” and, “Possession of an Unregistered Firearm.”

The defendants each face up to twenty years in prison on the conspiracy, distribution, possession with intent to distribute, and maintaining drug-involved premises charges; a mandatory term of five years in prison on the use and carry of a firearm charge; and up to ten years in prison on the other firearms charges.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office is seeking to forfeit firearms, ammunition and currency which was seized from defendants on December 19, 2013. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn A. Morgan.

In a separate Task Force case, DAMIAN R. ALLEN, 26, of Clarksburg, was named in a three-count Indictment charging him with the “Distribution of Crack Cocaine and Heroin within 1,000 Feet of Harrison Street Playground.” ALLEN, faces up to 40 years in prison on each count. The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar.

The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force consists of officers from the Bridgeport Police Department; Clarksburg Police Department; Drug Enforcement Administration; West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Postal Inspection Service; and, the United States Marshals Service.

In other indictments returned this week by the grand jury, MARTIN L. QUEEN, age 51, of Clarksburg, was named in a three-count Indictment charging him with “Possession of Stolen Firearms” and “Making Materially False Statements and Representations.” QUEEN faces up to ten years in prison on the firearms charge and up to five years in prison on the two false statement charges. The QUEEN case will be prosecuted by Morgan and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

JEREMY NATHAN FERRARO, age 33, was named in a one-count Indictment and MARLENA MAE LONG, age 49, was named in a three-count Indictment charging them with “Theft of Mail.” The defendants face up to five years in prison on each charge. These cases will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael D. Stein and were investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service.

EDWARD CROW, age 43; ROBERT GLENN JOHNS, age 32; JOHN DAVID PINKE, age 35; and, KENNETH RUSSELL KRUM, former USP Hazelton inmates, were named in a seven-count Indictment charging them with “Conspiracy to Commit Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm.” CROW and JOHNS are named in a total of five counts; PINKE is named in a total of four counts; and, KRUM is named in one count. In addition to the conspiracy charge, other charges include “Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to Commit Murder,” “Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm,” “Assault Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury,” “Possession of a Prohibited Object,” and, “Accessory after the Fact to Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm.” The defendants face up to forty years in prison.

ROBERT KENNETH MOORE, age 27 and KEEGAN CHANCE VANTUYL, age 31, inmates at USP Hazelton were named in a four-count Indictment charging them with “Conspiracy to Commit Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm,” Assault with a Dangerous Weapon with Intent to do Bodily Harm,” and, “Possession of a Prohibited Object.” MOORE and VANTUYL face up to twenty years in prison on the charges. The cases will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and were investigated by the Special Investigative Services Unit at USP Hazelton.
An indictment is an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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