Two local residents plead guilty in federal court

MARTINSBURG — Vaughn J. Henry, age 27, of Kearneysville, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine” in Martinsburg. Henry, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine. This case was prosecuted by First Assistant United States Attorney Betsy C. Jividen and was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & 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.

Carlos Vincent Rivera, age 43, of Martinsburg, entered a plea of guilty to “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” On June 21, 2012, Rivera possessed a firearm despite having a prior felony convictions for possession of cocaine and aggravated robbery. Rivera, who is in custody, pending sentencing, faces up to 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn A. Morgan and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Martinsburg Police Department.

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