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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Anmoore Resident Enters Plea To Distribution Of Crack Cocaine Within 1,000 Feet Of A Protected Location

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 60-year old Anmoore, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on January 29, 2013, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: RAYMOND RITCH a/k/a “RAY” entered a plea of guilty to “Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Clarksburg City Park” on March 22, 2012. RITCH, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a sentence of at least 1 and up to 40 years imprisonment and a $2,000,000 fine.

The case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Moran and investigated by the
Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

Updated January 7, 2015