R. Booth Goodwin II, United States Attorney
Southern District of West Virginia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Melvin Smith
June 6, 2011 firstname.lastname@example.org
CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Jamar D. Stubblefield, 22, of Huntington, pleaded guilty today in federal court before United States District Judge Robert C. Chambers to distribution of a quantity of cocaine base and selling, exchanging, transferring, or delivering counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes. Stubblefield admitted that on or about July 14, October 12 and November 18, 2010, he sold quantities of cocaine base to an undercover agent working with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). These drug transactions all occurred at a retail store that was located in Huntington. Stubblefield further admitted that on or about January 10, 2011, he sold approximately $2,730 in counterfeit Federal Reserve Notes to an informant working for the United States Secret Service and the Huntington Police Department.
Stubblefield faces up to 40 years in prison and a $1.25 million fine when he is sentenced on October 17, 2011.
The investigation was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), United States Secret Service and the Huntington Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is in charge of the prosecution.
This case is being prosecuted as part of a yearlong undercover operation that targeted illegal drugs and firearms crimes in the Huntington area. The operation was led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and assisted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Huntington Police Department, and various other law enforcement agencies. It was announced to the public in March after a grand jury returned indictments against 55 defendants.
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