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Five enter guilty pleas in U.S. District Court

September 10, 2007

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Five area residents recently entered guilty pleas in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia, according to press releases from U.S. Attorney Sharon L. Potter.

· Two Hagerstown residents pleaded guilty Wednesday to drug crimes, Potter said.

Kyle Justin Coleman, 23, and Tyshee Marie Johnson, 21, each pleaded guilty to one count of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, Potter said.

Coleman and Johnson are in custody pending sentencing, and each face a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine, Potter said.

· A Martinsburg man pleaded guilty Wednesday to a drug crime, Potter said.

Edwin Allen Harper, 29, was charged with one count of distribution of crack cocaine in connection with a March 9, 2006, incident in Martinsburg, Potter said.

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Harper is in custody pending sentencing, and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine, Potter said.

· A Martinsburg woman pleaded guilty Thursday to a one-count information charging her with accessory after the fact, Potter said.

An individual poured a "urine-like" substance all over one of the office cubicles at the IRS Computer Center, and Donna Naylor, 41, then wrote a letter to the victim that threw off the investigation and harassed the victim, Potter said.

Naylor is free on bond pending sentencing, and faces a maximum penalty of 30 months in prison and a $125,000 fine, Potter said.

· A Falling Waters, W.Va., man pleaded guilty Friday to a drug crime, Potter said.

Mark S. Hardman, 37, was charged with one count of aiding and abetting the distribution of cocaine base, Potter said.

Hardman is free on bond pending sentencing, and faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine, Potter said.

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