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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Three Sentenced For Selling Crack Cocaine


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Three men were sentenced for crack cocaine distribution, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Navarre Sowell, 38, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 92 months in prison for his role in selling cocaine base. He will also forfeit $7,507.00. He pled guilty in August 2014 to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Use of Telephone Facility to Distribute Cocaine Base.”

James Willard Johnson, 39, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for his role in selling cocaine base. He pled guilty in August 2014 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Cocaine Base.”

Adrian Nicholas Sanchez, 30, of Cumberland, Maryland was sentenced to 18 months in prison for his role in selling cocaine and cocaine base. He pled guilty in August 2014 to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II Controlled Substances.”

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

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

Updated January 7, 2015