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

Friday, May 15, 2015

Arizona man convicted of cocaine trafficking

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Kwane Baker, 38, of Buckeye, Arizona, was convicted of cocaine trafficking in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

An investigation by the Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force revealed that Baker sold crack cocaine in Monongalia County, West Virginia in July 2014.

Baker pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 8, 2016