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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 25, 2014

Five Sentenced In Federal Court


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Five people were recently sentenced to Federal prison according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.

Darnell Leon Plaines, age 25, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 37 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute more than 28 grams of crack cocaine from April to May 20, 2013, in the Northern District of West Virginia. The Court also ordered the forfeiture of $3,612 which constituted proceeds from the illegal activity. Plaines was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to prison.

William Melvin Greene a/k/a “Reef,” age 40, and Catrina Colleen Everhart, age 33, of Martinsburg, were each sentenced to 60 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute more than 28 grams of crack cocaine from April to August of 2013, in the Northern District of West Virginia. Greene was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. Everhart, who is free on bond, will self-report to prison.

Calva Wellington Springette, age 31, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 36 months in prison and 6 years of supervised release for the distribution of crack cocaine. Springette’s sentence was enhanced by the Court due to her possession of a stolen firearm. Springette, who is free on bond, will self-report to prison.

These cases were investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.

Coty Sharee Buracker, age 22, of Inwood, West Virginia, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and 20 years of supervised release for failure to register and update registration as a sex offender. Buracker was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal and will soon be assigned to a Federal prison. This case was investigated by the United States Marshals Service and the West Virginia State Police.

Assistant United States Attorney Jarod J. Douglas handled each of these cases on behalf of the government. U.S. District Court Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated January 7, 2015