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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wheeling man to serve one year in prison for selling crack cocaine

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – William “B.J.” Farmer, 39, of Wheeling, was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for distributing crack cocaine in Ohio County, West Virginia in June 2014, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Farmer admitted to the cocaine trafficking allegation when he pled guilty in February 2015 to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base” following an investigation by the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative.

The twelve month sentence imposed today will run consecutively to an eighteen month sentence imposed in February 2015 after Farmer violated a previously imposed period of supervised release.

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

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

Updated January 8, 2016