3-20-13 Maryland resident pleas to drug chargeLatest Headlines Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 Would you like to receive e-mail alerts when we have breaking news? Click here!
MARTINSBURG — A 34-year-old Oxon Hill, Md., resident entered a plea of guilty on March 12, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II has announced Ronald Paul Lawson Jr., entered a plea of guilty to “distribution of cocaine base within 1,000 feet of Winchester Avenue Elementary School.” Lawson, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces at least 1 and up to 40 years imprisonment and a $2,000,000 fine.
This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri and former Assistant United States Attorney Thomas O. Mucklow and investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force. The Task Force consists 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.