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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Wheeling man convicted of selling crack cocaine

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – William “B.J.” Farmer, 39, of Wheeling, was convicted in federal court today of distributing crack cocaine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

An investigation by the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, revealed that Farmer sold crack cocaine in Ohio County, West Virginia in June 2014.

Farmer pled guilty today to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base.” As a result of the guilty plea entered today, Mr. Farmer faces up to 20 months in prison.

In addition, Farmer admitted today that he had violated the conditions of a previously imposed period of supervised release. He was sentenced today to an additional 18 months in prison for the supervised release violation.

Assistant U.S. Attorney John Parr is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp presided.

Updated January 8, 2016