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William J. Ihlenfeld, II

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
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January 10, 2012

Two Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - Two individuals were sentenced in United States District Court in Wheeling by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

HEATHER BURKEY, age 33, of Beckley, West Virginia, was sentenced on January 5, 2012, to 21 months imprisonment to be followed by two years of supervised release. BURKEY entered a plea of guilty on October 24, 2011, to one count of an Indictment charging her with conspiracy to engage in interstate travel in aid of a racketeering enterprise from July of 2010 to September 2, 2010. BURKEY traveled in interstate commerce from the Northern District of West Virginia, to Jacksonville, Daytona Beach and West Palm Beach, Florida, to obtain prescription pills, mostly oxycodone, which were then redistributed within the Northern District of West Virginia. On August 9, 2010, BURKEY traveled to Daytona Beach, Florida, and obtained several hundred oxycodone pills and then returned to Moundsville, West Virginia, with the oxycodone pills after which they were distributed both in the Northern District of West Virginia and eastern Ohio by co-conspirators. BURKEY, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on February 6, 2012.

MEGAN TERLOSKY, age 37, of Moundsville, West Virginia, was sentenced on January 9, 2012, to 57 months of imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. TERLOSKY entered a plea of guilty on September 13, 2011, to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and cocaine from February of 2010 to March 26, 2011. As part of the conspiracy, TERLOSKY and others engaged in “doctor shopping” in Daytona Beach, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; West Palm Beach, Florida; and Rock Hill, South Carolina, by going to doctors in those cities and claiming medical maladies and then requesting and obtaining pain pills, primarily Oxycodone. As part of her plea, TERLOSKY agreed to the forfeiture of her interest in $2,110, representing the proceeds obtained as a result of the drug offense. TERLOSKY was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

BURKEY and TERLOSKY were the 12th and 13th individuals sentenced in the David Kidd investigation.

The case was prosecuted by USA Ihlenfeld and Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Moundsville Police Department, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division, the Martins Ferry Police Department, the Volusia Bureau of Investigations - Central Florida HIDTA, and the Drug Enforcement Administration in Orlando, Florida. The Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force consists of the Wheeling Police Department, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.