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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: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

October 12, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Clarksburg Resident Enters Plea in Federal Court

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 43 year old Clarksburg, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on September 30, 2011, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: JOHN S. CAYTON entered a plea of guilty to one count of distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of Adamston Elementary School on January 17, 2011, in Clarksburg; and one count of failure to appear at a pretrial conference scheduled for June 8, 2011, as required by his bond release conditions. CAYTON, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 1 to 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $2,000,000 on the drug charge and a maximum exposure of 10 years imprisonment and a fine of $250,000 on the failure to appear charge.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn A. Morgan and was investigated by the Harrison County Task Force and the United States Marshals Service. The task force consists of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Bridgeport Police Department.