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CHARLESTON WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO FEDERAL CRACK COCAINE DISTRIBUTION CHARGE

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – Cary White, 29, of Charleston, pleaded guilty today before United States District Judge Thomas E. Johnston to aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine.  White admitted that on January 25, 2010, she and an associate sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant working with the West Virginia State Police.  The defendant further admitted that she and her associate met the informant at a Charleston bar to conduct the prearranged drug transaction.  While at the location, the defendant was handed a quantity of crack from her associate, which she subsequently handed to the informant in exchange for $200.  The crack cocaine was submitted to the West Virginia State Police Lab for testing and tested positive for crack cocaine weighing .76 grams.  The defendant also admitted that from October 2009 until January 2010, she and her associate were responsible for additional crack cocaine and cocaine distributions in the Charleston area.   

White faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine when she is sentenced on January 19, 2011.

The investigation was conducted by the West Virginia State Police.  Assistant United States Attorney Monica Dillon is in charge of the prosecution. 

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