3-22-13 Two Clarksburg men enter pleas in federal court

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CLARKSBURG — Two individuals entered pleas of guilty in United States District Court in Clarksburg on March 20, before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II, has announced Derek Deleon Brown a/k/a “Smoke,” 23, of Clarksburg (formerly of Pittsburgh) entered a plea of guilty to “distribution of crack cocaine” on June 26, 2012, in Harrison County. Brown, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine.

Jason Saunders a/k/a “Josh James,” 25, of Bridgeport, entered a plea of guilty to “distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of Simpson Elementary School” on May 29, 2012. Saunders, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a term of 1 to 40 years imprisonment and a $2,000,000 fine.

The case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and investigated by the Harrison County Drug Task Force consisting of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Bridgeport Police Department.

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