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Two sentenced on drug charges in federal court

January 20, 2006

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Two Eastern Panhandle residents were among seven people sentenced Tuesday in United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.

· Leslie Leroy Thompson, 66, of 9200 Hedgesville Road in Hedgesville, W.Va., was sentenced to 188 months in prison, to be followed by six years of supervised probation, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas E. Johnston.

Thompson pleaded guilty July 7 to two counts of an indictment charging him with one count of use of an individual younger than 18 to distribute heroin in 2004, Johnston said. Thompson also pleaded guilty to one count of being a convicted felon in possession of firearms May 25, Johnston said.

· Timothy Cook, 20, of 892 Nozeis Gap in Gerrardstown, W.Va., was sentenced to 97 months in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised probation, Johnston said.

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Cook pleaded guilty Nov. 14 to one count of an indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute heroin in Berkeley County, W.Va., Johnston said.

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