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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Two Sentenced For Cocaine Trafficking


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Maryland man and a Martinsburg, West Virginia resident were sentenced for cocaine trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Patrice Dominique Stephens, 34, of Westernport, Maryland, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for selling cocaine near Keyser, West Virginia. He pled guilty in August 2014 to one count of "Distribution of Cocaine” following an investigation by the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

Walter Evans, 43, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to twelve months in prison after he was discovered in possession of crack cocaine in October 2012 near Berkeley County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in August 2014 to one count of "Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base" following an investigation by the West Virginia State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod Douglas prosecuted Stephens and Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul Camilletti prosecuted Evans on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 7, 2015