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

Monday, March 11, 2013

Washington, D.C. Resident Convicted On Drug Charges

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 37 year old Washington, D.C. resident was convicted on March 8, 2012, by a Martinsburg jury on four counts. The trial lasted three days, concluding late afternoon Friday afternoon. Judge Gina M. Groh presided over the trial.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: TERRENCE JOHNSON a/k/a “FREAK,” was convicted on two counts of “Distribution of Cocaine Base,” one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute More than 28 Grams of Cocaine Base,” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.”

JOHNSON, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine on the two counts of distribution of cocaine base and the one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin; and, at least 5 and up to 40 years imprisonment and a $5,000,000 fine for the possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of cocaine base.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

Updated January 7, 2015