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Eight Individuals Sentenced in Federal Court

U.S. Attorney’s Office November 18, 2013
  • Northern District of West Virginia (304) 234-0100

MARTINSBURG, WV—Eight individuals were sentenced by Judge Gina M. Groh according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.

Donald Tillotson, age 36, of Burlington, West Virginia, was sentenced to 96 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession of pseudoephedrine to be used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. Tillotson’s sentence reflects an enhancement for using a shake and bake method to manufacture methamphetamine, which caused a substantial risk to four minor children. The court also ordered Tillotson to make restitution in the amount of $1,050.31 to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection for the cleanup. Tillotson was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner and investigated by the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

Derrick Stanford Spencer, age 35, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 84 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Spencer was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department.

Michael Shavar Payton, age 28, and Dehaven Darnell Craig, age 28, both of Martinsburg, were each sentenced to 60 months in prison and four years of supervised release for distribution of crack cocaine.” Payton and Craig were remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

Dorian Wilson, age 25, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 57 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine. Wilson was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

Frank Brinkmeyer, age 43, of Falling Waters, West Virginia, was sentenced to 41 months in prison and three years of supervised release for distribution of heroin. Brinkmeyer was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

Michael Smith, age 39, of Falling Waters, was sentenced to 37 months in prison and three years of supervised release for distribution of heroin. Smith was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

Patricia Brinkmeyer, age 43, of Falling Waters, was sentenced to three years of probation for distribution of heroin.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force.

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