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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 22, 2015

Martinsburg man convicted of selling cocaine near local school

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gary Vincent Whorley, 32, of Martinsburg, was convicted today of selling cocaine near an elementary school, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Whorley, also known as “Tyrone,” sold crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of an elementary school located in Jefferson County, West Virginia. He pled guilty today to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a School.” He faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000. 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 Paul Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated January 8, 2016