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Guilty pleas net prison sentences

August 16, 1997

WHEELING, W.Va. - A Charles Town man and a Martinsburg woman entered guilty pleas and a Martinsburg man was sentenced on Thursday in U. S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, according to U.S. Attorney William D. Wilmoth.

Kusha Donnell Bunny, also know as Cookie, also known as Kevin, age 27, of 416 W. Avis St., Charles Town, W.Va., was sentenced to 11 years, three months imprisonment to be followed by four years supervised release pursuant to an earlier plea of guilty by Judge W. Craig Broadwater.

Bunny entered a plea of guilty on April 3 to one count of an indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute a quantity of cocaine, also know as "crack," on Feb. 8, 1996, in Jefferson County.

The case was investigated by officers of the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Martinsburg, Charles Town and Ranson police departments. The Washington County Task Force assisted in the investigation.

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Broadwater sentenced Eddie Rochelle Paige, 42, of 318 W. Race St., Martinsburg, to six years, four months imprisonment to be followed by five years supervised release pursuant to an earlier entered plea of guilty.

Paige entered a plea of guilty on April 3, 1997, to one count of indictment charging her with the distribution of cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Burke Street School in Martinsburg on Aug. 20, 1996. The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

David Price, 32, of 3221/2 N. Maple St., Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to one count of an indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base on Oct. 30, 1996.

Price, who is in custody, faces a maximum five to 40 years imprisonment and a $2 million fine. The case was investigated by the U.S. Marshal's Service.

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