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Federal grand jury in Martinsburg, WV, indicts 14 for dealing drugs in Eastern Panhandle

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Authorities are still searching for two of the 14 people named in a 24-count federal indictment this week charging them with dealing heroin, crack cocaine, oxycodone, morphine and methamphetamine in West Virginia’s eastern panhandle over the past six years.

The indictment alleges the group also used telephones to distribute drugs and interstate transportation to aid in the distribution of heroin.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II said Tony Calvin Collins, 29, of Petersburg, West Virginia, and Brenda Michelle Sams, 34, of Brandywine, Maryland, remain at large. The two are charged with conspiring to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin and one county of possession with intent to distribute heroin

Among those taken into custody were:

*Tavon Darrell Moore, 30, of Baltimore, Maryland, charged with conspiring to distribute more than 1 kilogram of heroin, two counts of illegal use of a telephone to distribute drugs and two counts of interstate transportation.

Moore, the group’s alleged ringleader, has prior felony convictions in the State of Maryland for possession with intent to distribute, carjacking and possession of a firearm, Ihlenfeld said.

*Aaron Daniel Rose, 29, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, charged with conspiring to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin and five additional counts of distribution of heroin.

* Courtney Danielle McDonald, 24, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, charged with conspiring to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin, four counts of distribution of heroin, one count of distribution of oxycodone, three counts of distribution of morphine and one count of attempted distribution of heroin.

*Crystalin Nicole Holliday, 24, of Martinsburg, conspiring to deliver less than 100 grams of heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

* Susan Renee Underwood, 31, of Martinsburg, conspiring to deliver less than 100 grams of heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin.

*Melissa Bailey, 25, of Petersburg, West Virginia, charged with conspiring to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin, three counts of distribution of methamphetamine and two counts of distribution of heroin.

*Kimberly Michelle Bailey, 32, of Petersburg, conspiring to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin, one count of distribution of hydrocodone, one count of distribution of methamphetamine and two counts of distribution of heroin.

*Pamela Jean Bailey, 30, of Petersburg, charged with one count of distribution of methamphetamine

*Thomas Richard Greenfield, Jr., 57, of Martinsburg, charged with one count of distribution of oxycodone and one count of distribution of morphine.

Three others -- Stephanie Lee Butts, 37; Christian Nicole Pierce, 21, and Brandy Netz, 29 -- were already in custody on related charges, Ihlenfeld said.

The indictment charges Butts with conspiring to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin, one count of distribution of heroin and one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin. Pierce was charged with conspiring to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin.Netz also is charged with conspiring to distribute less than 100 grams of heroin, along with one count of distribution of crack cocaine and one count of distribution of heroin.

The government is also seeking forfeiture $208,500 considered to be the proceeds of the illegal activity.

If convicted, Moore faces a mandatory 20 years to life in prison. Rose and McDonald face up to 40 years behind bars while the other defendants face up to 20 years on the conspiracy charge, up to 10 years on the morphine distribution charge; up to 20 years on the other possession and distribution charges; up to four years on the illegal use of a communication facility charges and up to five years on the interstate transportation charges.

The case will be prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod J. Douglas and was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force, made up of officers from the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department; and the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crime Task Force.