8-20-13 Three face up to 40 years on crack cocaine convictions

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MARTINSBURG — United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II announced that the following individuals recently appeared in federal court in Martinsburg.

Michael Shaver Payton, age 28, and Dehaven Darnell Craig, age 28, of Martinsburg, entered pleas of guilty to “aiding and abetting the distribution of 44.1 grams of crack cocaine,” on Feb. 15, 2013, in Martinsburg. Payton and Craig, who are in custody pending sentencing, face at least 5 and up to 40 years imprisonment and a $2,000,000 fine.

Martin C. Felder, age 34, of Frederick, Md., entered a plea of guilty to “possession with intent to distribute more than 28 grams of crack cocaine.” Felder, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces at least 5 and up to 40 years imprisonment and a $2,000,000 fine.

Akeylah Humphrey, age 24, of Martinsburg, a co-defendant of Payton and Craig, entered a plea of guilty to “possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine” on Feb. 15, 2013, in Martinsburg. Humphrey, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine.

Derrick Stanford Spencer, age 35, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to “possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine.” Spencer, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine.

John Andrew Redman, age 33, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to the “distribution of crack cocaine.”  Redman, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine.

Carlos Edward Carey, age 33, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 27 months imprisonment to be followed by 6 years of supervised for the “distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.” Carey was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

Ronald Paul Lawson, age 34, of Prince George’s County, Md., was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment to be followed by 6 years of supervised release for “distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Winchester Avenue Elementary School.” Lawson, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated federal institution.

The Payton, Craig and Humphrey case and the Redman, Carey and Lawson cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Jarod J. Douglas. The Felder and Spencer cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti.

These cases were investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police — Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

Danielle Ostrowski-Jones, age 23, of Chestertown, Md., was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment to be followed by 3 years of supervised release for the “transfer of stolen firearms.” Ostrowski-Jones, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated federal institution. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

John  Shingler, age 48, of Westernport, Md., was sentenced  to 3 months imprisonment to be followed by 1 year of supervised  release  for “conversion (theft) of government property.” Shingler, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated federal institution. This case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police-General Services Administration.

The Ostrowski-Jones and Shingler cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Paul T. Camilletti.

Matthew Werhoff, age 55, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to “obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.”  Werhoff, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 4 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine.

Cassandra Pugh, age 30, of Hagerstown, Md., entered a plea of guilty to “obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.”   Pugh, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 4 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine.

The Werhoff and Pugh cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David J. Perri and were investigated by the Veterans Administration Office of Inspector General.

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