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Five men enter guilty pleas on drug charges

December 04, 2002

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Cocaine was the common denominator this week as five men entered guilty pleas before U.S. District Judge Craig Broadwater. All are awaiting sentencing on Feb. 24, 2003.

U.S. Attorney Thomas Johnston said:

  • Jonathan Michael Crawford, 24, of 419 W. Burke St., Martinsburg, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of distribution of cocaine in April at North High and East Burke streets.

    Free on bond, Crawford faces up to 20 years in prison and/or a $1 million fine.

  • William Matthew Redman, 26, of Centre Street, Martinsburg, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of distribution of cocaine in October on Burke Street.

    In custody, Redman faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and/or a $1 million fine.

  • Anthony Curry, 30, of 109 Centre St., Martinsburg, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of distribution of cocaine in November at his home.

    Curry is in custody, and faces up to 30 years in prison and/or a $2 million fine.

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  • Clyde Everett Brown Jr., 30, address unknown, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of distribution of cocaine in January on Race Street.

    Brown is in custody and could face up to 20 years in prison and/or a fine of $1 million.

  • Paul Lee Jackson, 33, of 1401 Lincoln Way, Chambersburg, Pa., entered a guilty plea to one count each of conspiracy to distribute in excess of 50 grams of cocaine, distribution of cocaine and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

    His offenses occurred at the Berkeley Plaza in Martinsburg.

    In custody, Jackson could face between 30 years and life imprisonment on the three convictions as well as fines of up to $6 million.



  • These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Mucklow.

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