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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Four Sentenced For Cocaine Trafficking


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Four Northern West Virginia residents were sentenced for cocaine related offenses, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Kenneth An'bon Wang, 28, of Martinsburg, West Virginia was sentenced to 41 months in prison for distributing crack cocaine. Wang pled guilty in March 2014 after an investigation led by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.

Troy Aaron Wilt, 31, was sentenced to 10 months in prison for distributing cocaine. Paul Harland Ellis, 35, was sentenced to five years of probation for money laundering transactions involving roughly $1,500.00 in proceeds from cocaine sales. Wilt and Ellis, both of Keyser, West Virginia, pled guilty after an investigation led by the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.

Colleen Eugene Lowe, 49, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to five years of probation for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Lowe pled guilty in July 2014 after an investigation led by the Martinsburg Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod Douglas prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government.

U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated January 7, 2015