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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Betsy C. Jividen
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 

June 29, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Defendant Enters Guilty Plea to
Drug Distribution in Ranson

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 36 year old defendant entered a plea of guilty on June 23, 2010, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.

United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen announced that FERNANDO BUSTROS-FLORES entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of cocaine hydrochloride, also known as “coke,” on April 5, 2010, in Ranson, West Virginia.

BUSTROS-FLORES, who is currently in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber. The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Task Force consists of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.