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Two Individuals Sentenced In Federal Court

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - Two individuals were sentenced on April 8, 2013, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

TESHIA DAVIS, age 20, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. DAVIS entered a plea of guilty on November 30, 2012 to “Distribution of Crack Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of Monticello Avenue playground” on May 3, 2012. DAVIS forfeited her interest in $1,220 in U.S. currency, firearms, ammunition, cell phones, digital scales, thumb drive and a television which were seized from her residence and which constitute proceeds from the drug activity. DAVIS was remanded to state custody pending a revocation hearing in Marion County.

RITA WATKINS, age 52, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment to be followed by four years of supervised release. WATKINS entered a plea of guilty on November 29, 2012, to “Distribution of Hydrocodone within 1,000 Feet of Simpson Elementary School” on December 11, 2011. WATKINS was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

These cases were prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and investigated by the Harrison County Drug Task Force consisting of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Bridgeport Police Department.

Updated January 7, 2015