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

Monday, October 20, 2014

Two Sentenced For Drug Trafficking

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Martinsburg area men were sentenced in federal court on drug trafficking charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Delmar Hoza Curry, 33, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 10 months in prison and six months of supervised release, for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Curry pled guilty in July 2014 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base” following an investigation led by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative.

John Earl Mitchell, 29, of Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia, was sentenced to time served since June 2014 and five years of supervised release for his role in distributing crack cocaine and Methylone, an amphetamine, near Martinsburg, West Virginia. Mitchell pled guilty in July 2014 to one count of “Drug Conspiracy” after an investigation led by the Martinsburg Police Department.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod Douglas prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 7, 2015