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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Two Convicted Of Drug Trafficking Charges


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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two West Virginia residents were convicted of drug trafficking charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Eric Holt, 43, of Lumberport, West Virginia, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base - Aiding and Abetting” following an investigation by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00.

Terry J. Sutter, 51, of Mill Creek, West Virginia, pled guilty to one count of “Manufacture and Possess with Intent to Distribute and Distribute Marijuana” following an investigation by the National Forest Service and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office. He faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

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 defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted Holt and Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Warner prosecuted Sutter on behalf of the government

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 7, 2015