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September 9, 2014

Maryland Men Convicted on Drug Charges

MARTINSBURG, WV—Eight people entered guilty pleas to Federal drug charges in Martinsburg.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that Alan BUTLER, age 57, and Delano Alan BUTLER, age 33, of Hagerstown, Maryland, entered pleas of guilty to “Distribution of Heroin.” Alan BUTLER and Delano BUTLER each face up to 20 years in prison.

Patrice Dominique STEPHENS, age 34, of Westernport, Maryland, entered a plea of guilty to “Distribution of Cocaine.” STEPHENS, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison.

Walter EVANS, age 43, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine.” EVANS, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison.

Bradley FRENCH, age 45 and Shawna PERRY, age 18, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, entered pleas of guilty to “Distribution of Heroin.” Co-defendant Theresa PERRY, age 45, of Hedgesville, entered a plea of guilty to “Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premise.” FRENCH and Shawna PERRY, and Theresa PERRY each face up to 20 years in prison.

Dennis Dwayne BUTTS, II, age 38, of Hedgesville, entered a plea of to “Distribution of Heroin.” BUTTS, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison.

In other matters, Jeff CHANEY, age 36, of Burlington, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Sale of a Firearm to a Felon.” CHANEY, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years in prison.

Brenda Kaye STAMPER, age 46, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to “Theft of Government Money” was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $15,312. STAMPER, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years in prison.

Harold Quiceno RODRIGUEZ, age 36, a citizen of Colombia, entered a plea of guilty to “False Claim to U.S. Citizenship.” RODRIGUEZ, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to three years in prison and deportation.

These cases were prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul T. Camilletti and Jarod J. Douglas and were investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force; the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crime Task Force; the Martinsburg Police Department; Federal Bureau of Investigation; Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office; Social Security Administration; U.S. Postal Inspection Service; and, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (ICE/HIS).

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

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