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W.Va. man enters two pleas for gun, drugs

September 11, 2000

W.Va. man enters two pleas for gun, drugs



MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A Martinsburg man entered guilty pleas last week in U.S. District Court before Judge W. Craig Broadwater to two felony counts, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Melvin W. Kahle Jr.

Jassiah Seabrook, 25, Martinsburg, pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and to using and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. Seabrook is in prison awaiting his Nov. 27 sentencing.

The possession charge has a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. The firearm charge has a consecutive 10-year prison term penalty.

John Hosby, 42, of 700 West Burke St., Martinsburg, was sentenced by Broadwater last week to two years in prison followed by three years supervised release, the press release said. Hosby pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of crack cocaine in Jefferson County, W.Va. Hosby is in federal custody.

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Armstead Craig, 21, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 188 months in prison, to be followed by three years supervised release by Broadwater, the press release said. He pleaded guilty to distribution of crack cocaine in Ranson, Jefferson County. He's in federal custody.

Vincent Nelson, 34, of Ranson, W.Va., was sentenced to 70 months in prison, to be followed by three years supervised release by Broadwater, the press release said. He pleaded guilty to distribution of crack cocaine in Ranson. He's in federal custody.

Kevin Travis Costello, 22, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was sentenced to 121 months in prison, to be followed by three years supervised release by Broadwater, the press release said. He pleaded guilty to distribution of crack cocaine in Jefferson County. He was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal.

Dennis James Yeagy, 46, of Falling Waters, W.Va., was sentenced to 36 months in prison by Judge Frederick P. Stamp Jr., to be followed by two years supervised release, the press release said. Yeagy pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm in Berkeley County, W.Va., while a convicted felon. He's in federal custody.

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