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Five sentenced in federal court

August 20, 2012

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Five people, including four from the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia, were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg by Judge Gina M. Groh, according to U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II.

Vonzell Wade Carey, 33, of Kearneysville, W.Va., was sentenced to 15 years and six months in prison to be followed by six years of supervised release.

Carey entered a guilty plea May 3 to distribution of crack cocaine in connection with an incident in Martinsburg.

William Ronald Monroe, 32, of Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison followed by six years of supervised release. Monroe entered a guilty plea May 2 to distribution of crack cocaine in connection with an incident in Falling Waters, W.Va.

Aaron Lee Hairston, 25, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 70 months in prison to be followed by six years of supervised release. Hairston entered a guilty plea March 15 to possession with intent to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of a school. The school was Rosemont Elementary School in Martinsburg.

Brandon Lee Spaur, 25, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 70 months in prison to be followed by four years of supervised release. Spaur entered a guilty plea May 2 to one count of possession with intent to distribute in connection with an incident involving 37.9 grams crack cocaine in Berkeley County. On Dec. 7, 2011, during a search of Spaur’s residence, the crack cocaine was seized along with three handguns and $5,000 in U.S. currency.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.

Derran Hankins, 30, of Randallstown, Md., was sentenced to 21 months in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release. Hankins entered a guilty plea May 4 to bank fraud on August 13, 2011, by obtaining money under the control of SunTrust Bank by means of materially false and fraudulent representations.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti.

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