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December 16, 2008

Six Mineral County residents arrested on federal drug charges

Authorities seek money judgment of at least $9,832,000

MARTINSBURG, W.Va.— Federal, state and local law enforcement officers arrested six individuals Tuesday morning in Mineral County on charges contained in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in November.

U.S. Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that Jack E. Amoruso, 44, of Piedmont; John E. Amoruso Jr., 27, of Keyser; David Patrick Scott, also known as “Moto,” 29, Keyser; Barry Williams, 49, of Keyser; Daniel Paul McGreevy, 42, of Ridgeley; and Timothy Douglas Imperio, 27, of Keyser, were arrested on charges contained in a 12-count indictment.

The indictment is the culmination of a two-year investigation by the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crime Task Force and the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force involving a conspiracy to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, also known as “coke,” and more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana.

In addition to the individuals arrested Tuesday, Elvin Clifford Watkins, 49, who is currently in custody on unrelated charges, was named in the indictment. Law enforcement authorities are seeking to arrest Joseph Adam Plum, 27, of Keyser.

Two PIedmont corporations also were named in the indictment — Lumber & Things Inc. and St. Christopher Trucking Inc.

Count one of the indictment alleges that Jack E. Amoruso, Lumber & Things, St. Christopher Trucking, John E. Amoruso, Scott, Williams, Watkins, McGreevy, Imperio and Plum conspired to distribute cocaine hydrochloride and more than 1,000 kilograms of marijuana from January 1998 to November 2008, within the Northern District of West Virginia and elsewhere.

John E. Amoruso Jr., was also named in six additional counts of the indictment. Counts two and eight of the indictment allege that Amoruso possessed with intent to distribute more than 100 pounds of marijuana on March 29, 2007, and on Aug. 13, 2007, in Keyser. Counts five and six of the indictment allege that Amoruso distributed marijuana on July 5, 2007, and July 31, 2007, in Piedmont. Count seven of the indictment alleges that Amoruso possessed marijuana with the intent to distribute on July 31, 2007, in Piedmont. Count 10 of the indictment alleges that Amoruso attempted to possess with the intent to distribute more than 100 pounds of marijuana on Aug. 31, 2007, in Keyser.

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