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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Seven Sentenced For Heroin Trafficking


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Seven individuals were sentenced in federal court for their role in heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Irvin Jayoine Lee Baker, 35, of Herndon, Virginia, was sentenced to 63 months in prison for selling heroin in December 2013. He pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.”

Aaron Daniel Rose, 29, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, was sentenced to 46 months in prison for selling heroin in April 2014. He pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.”

Melissa Bailey, 35, of Shanks, West Virginia, was sentenced to 15 months in prison for selling heroin in January 2014. She pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Heroin.”

Courtney Danielle McDonald, 24, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was sentenced to six months in prison for selling heroin in April 2014. She pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Heroin.”

Shawn Michael Loudan, 39, of Ranson, West Virginia, was sentenced five years of probation. In May 2011, Loudan purchased a used 1999 Infiniti Q45 using nearly $4,000.00 in proceeds from the sale of heroin. He pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Money Laundering.”

Susan Renee Underwood, 31, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to five years of probation for selling heroin in April 2014. She pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Heroin.”

Bradley French, 45, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was sentenced to time served since June 2014. An investigation revealed that he sold heroin in April 2014. He pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.”

In another matter, Sierran Dontae Banks, 24, of Charles Town, West Virginia, was sentenced to 21 monthsin prison for selling crack cocaine in January 2013. He pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Camilletti prosecuted French and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod Douglas prosecuted the remaining cases on behalf of the government. The Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated Bailey. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated the remaining cases.

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

Updated January 7, 2015