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Federal grand jury indicts eight panhandle residents

February 06, 1997

By BRENDAN KIRBY

Staff Writer

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. - A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted eight Eastern Panhandle residents on drug charges, according to U.S. Attorney William D. Wilmoth.

The eight who face charges include:

  • Derrick Monroe, 21, of Ray Street in Shepherdstown, W.Va., was indicted on a charge of distributing crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Shepherdstown Day Care on five dates in 1996. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine for each of the five counts.
  • Philip Kindrick, 30, of Ray Street in Shepherdstown, was indicted on a charge of distributing crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of the day care twice in 1994 and on three occasions in 1996. He faces the same penalties if convicted.
  • Henry Grantham, 42, of Shepherdstown, was indicted on a charge of distributing crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a day care facility on June 6, 1995. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine.
  • Eddie Rochelle Paige, 42, of North Raleigh Street in Martinsburg, W.Va. , was indicted on a charge of distributing crack cocaine in Martinsburg on July 24, 1996. He also is accused of distributing crack within 1,000 feet the Burke Street School on two dates last August. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine on the first count and 40 years and a $2 million fine for the second and third counts.
  • Norman Monroe, 22, or Ray Street in Shepherdstown, was indicted on two counts, including a charge that he distributed crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Shepherdstown Day Care on two occasions last Feb. 7. If convicted, his maximum penalty is 40 years in prison and a $2 million fine on each of the two counts.
  • Denise Elizabeth Grantham, 22, of 319 S. Maple Ave., Martinsburg, was indicted on a charge of distributing crack cocaine on Jan. 15 in Martinsburg. She faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
  • Michael Green, 21, of 103 College St. in Shepherdstown, was indicted on a charge of distributing crack cocaine last Sept. 6 in Shepherdstown. Maximum penalty, if convicted, is 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.
  • Thomas Grantham, 21, of 218 E. King St., Martinsburg, was indicted on a charge of distributing crack cocaine on July 17 in Shepherdstown. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine.


The cases were investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Task Force.

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