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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 24, 2014

Eight Individuals Convicted In Federal Court


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that the following individuals appeared before Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble.

Delmar Hoza Currry, age 33, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Curry, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 30 years in prison due to his prior convictions.

Colleen Eugene Lowe, age 49, of Millcreek, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Lowe, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison.

John Earl Mitchell, age 29, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and methylone. Mitchell, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison.

Joshua Thomas Smith and Mickey Knight Matheson, both age 29, of Winchester, Virginia, entered pleas of guilty to being a convicted felon in possession of firearms. Smith and Matheson, who are in custody pending sentencing, face up to 10 years in prison.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Martinsburg Police Department, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Brenda Carmody, age 49, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to misappropriation of postal funds between August of 2013 and January of 2014. Carmody admitting to taking $1,551.91 from the stamp drawer and $480 from post office box rentals from the Rippon, West Virginia, post office while she was working as Postmaster Relief. Carmody, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 year in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri and investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

Martina Y. Roberts, age 40, of Williamsport, Pennsylvania, entered a plea of guilty to bankruptcy fraud. On April 26, 2013, Roberts, who had previously filed for personal bankruptcy, forged the bankruptcy trustee’s name on a document allowing Roberts to obtain a line of credit. Roberts, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 5 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and investigated by the Office of the United States Trustee.

Jesse Antonio Garcia, age 27, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to unlawful production of an identification document. Garcia, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 5 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas and investigated by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE/HSI).

Updated January 7, 2015