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February 12, 2013

Ridgeley drug dealer pleads guilty; sentenced to five years in federal lockup

RIDGELEY, W.Va. — A 38-year-old Ridgeley man was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg on Monday to serve 60 months in a federal prison after he pleaded guilty to distribution of crack cocaine.

Rusty Mark Edwards was sentenced to the five-year jail term followed by four years of supervised release by Judge Gina M. Groh, according to U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II.

Edwards entered a plea of guilty Aug. 13 to possession with intent to distribute 202.7 grams of crack cocaine in Ridgeley.

Edwards is free on bond and was ordered to self-report to the designated federal institution March 12.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod Douglas and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Mucklow and investigated by the FBI, West Virginia State Police and task forces in Allegany and Washington counties.

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