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Two W.Va. men enter pleas in federal court

December 23, 2004

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Several Eastern Panhandle residents entered pleas or were sentenced to prison for various charges in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg this week, according to Thomas E. Johnston, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia.

· David Scott Miller, 28, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in prison Tuesday and fined $1,000, Johnston said.

Miller, who also will have three years of supervised release after his prison sentence, pleaded guilty on July 2 to one count of an indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute .67 of a gram of methamphetamine, Johnston said.

The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, Johnston said.

· William Tolbert, 40, of 325 N. Lawrence St., Charles Town, was sentenced to 121 months in prison on Monday to be followed by three years of supervised release, Johnston said.

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Tolbert pleaded guilty on Sept. 23 to one count of an indictment charging him with distribution of $80 worth of crack cocaine base on Aug. 22, 2003, in Charles Town, Johnston said.

· Donald Raymond Curry, 30, of Charles Town, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of possession with intent to distribute 86.7 grams of crack cocaine, 43.7 grams of cocaine hydrochloride and 1,445 grams of marijuana on April 8, Johnston said.

Curry faces 10 years to life in prison and a fine of $4 million, Johnston said.

Johnston commended the Charles Town Police Department for the work on the cases involving Tolbert and Curry.

· Juan Sebastian Flores, of 351 Rick St., Martinsburg, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine on July 17 in Martinsburg, Johnston said in a news release.

Flores, who is free on bond, faces five to 40 years in prison and a fine of $2 million, Johnston said.

The case was investigated by the Martinsburg Police Department.

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