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3 plead guilty to drug charges

March 27, 1998

3 plead guilty to drug charges

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Three people recently entered guilty pleas and two were sentenced in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg before Judge W. Craig Broadwater, according to a press release from the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia.

* Robert W. Orr, also known as China, 51, of Edgewater, N.J., pleaded guilty March 18 to one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine on Feb. 28, 1997, in Berkeley County, according to the release. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million, according to the release.

* Timothy L. Simmons, also known as Poe and Pope, 24, of Hagerstown, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of crack cocaine on April 21, 1997, in Berkeley County, according to the release. He faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine, according to the release.

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* Tammy Renee Parkinson, also known as Tammy Shoemaker, of 307 Fair St., Martinsburg, pleaded guilty on March 19 to one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine on June 27, 1994, in Berkeley County, according to the release. She faces a maximum of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million, according to the release.

* Bruce Gilmore, 47, of 314 N. High St., Martinsburg, was sentenced on March 18 to six months in prison after having his supervised release revoked, according to the press release. He was sentenced on Sept. 25, 1995, to 12 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, the release said.

He pleaded guilty on June 7, 1995, to one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine on Dec. 6, 1993, in Berkeley County, according to the U.S. attorney's office. His supervised release was revoked after he tested positive for drug use and failed to attend drug counseling, according to the release.

* Eddie Young Jr., 49, of 408 Dogwood Court, Charles Town, W.Va., was sentenced on March 18 to six months in prison after having his supervised release revoked, according to the release.

He was sentenced on June 8, 1995, to 18 months followed by two years of supervised release, according to the release.

He pleaded guilty to possession of a sawed-off shotgun, according to the U.S. attorney's office. His supervised release was revoked after testing positive for alcohol use and failing to report to his probation officer, the release said.

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