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Drug indictment returned against Charles Town man

August 03, 2000

Drug indictment returned against Charles Town man



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A federal grand jury in Martinsburg Wednesday handed up a seven-count indictment against a Charles Town, W.Va., man, U.S. Attorney Melvin W. Kahle Jr. said.

The first count of the indictment charges Michael Eugene "Big Mike" Jones, of 122 S. West St., Charles Town, W.Va., with distributing "crack" cocaine from the fall of 1996 to Aug. 2, 2000 in West Virginia. Five other counts charge Jones with distributing "crack" cocaine in late 1996, the middle of 1997, in September or October of 1998 and on May 12, 1999, in Jefferson County, W.Va., Kahle said.

The other count of the indictment charges Jones with possessing "crack" cocaine with the intent to distribute in October or November of 1998 in Jefferson County.

Kahle said Wednesday's indictments supersede an indictment returned against Jones on March 16.

Kahle said conviction on the charges carry a maximum penalty of 10 years to life imprisonment in a federal prison, plus a $4 million fine on each of the six counts. The seventh count carries a possible maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison and a $1 million fine, the U.S. attorney said.

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Kahle said the charges in the indictment are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt.

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