4-11-13 Two sentenced in federal court

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CLARKSBURG — Judge Irene M. Keeley sentenced two individuals on April 8 in United States District Court in Clarksburg.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II, has announced Teshia Davis, 20, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 33 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. Davis entered a plea of guilty on Nov. 30, 2012 to “distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of Monticello Avenue playground” on May 3, 2012.

Davis forfeited her interest in $1,220 in U.S. currency, firearms, ammunition, cellphones, digital scales, thumb drive and a television, which were seized from her residence, and which constitute proceeds from the drug activity. Davis was remanded to state custody pending a revocation hearing in Marion County.

Rita Watkins, 52, of Fairmont, was sentenced to 12 months imprisonment to be followed by four years of supervised release. Watkins entered a plea of guilty on Nov. 29, 2012, to “distribution of hydrocodone within 1,000 feet of Simpson Elementary School” on Dec. 11, 2011.

Watkins was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals pending designation to a federal institution.

These cases were 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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