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Prison ordered in child porn case

Sep. 14, 2013 @ 11:22 PM

HUNTINGTON -- A Milton child pornography case has netted a local man more than four years in federal prison.

Charles D. Cunningham had signed an agreement with prosecutors stating he possessed more than 600 images and videos.

U.S. District Judge Robert C. Chambers ordered Cunningham to a 4-year, 3-month prison sentence. He had pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

The items were found March 22, 2009, at his residence in Milton.

Federal prosecutors agreed to dismiss a count of distributing child pornography, in exchange for Cunningham's admission.

Cunningham's case was among several involving pleas or sentences entered in Chambers' court. Others are listed below.

First sentence ordered in heroin case

Alvaro F. Jaime Jr. received a 3-year, 10-month prison sentence. He had pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin. The same plea was entered by Jaime's co-defendants, Charles Lee Woods Jr. and Ashlei Steinbrecher.

The charges were enclosed in separate indictments, but all stemmed from a Jan. 23 transaction in Huntington, according to plea agreements each defendant signed with prosecutors.

It involved Steinbrecher arranging a meeting between undercover agents and Jaime at a pharmacy in Chesapeake, Ohio. Jaime indicated he did not have enough heroin himself to satisfy the agents' request, and then agreed to them to Woods at a restaurant along Washington Avenue in Huntington, according to the agreements.

That led to a $600, 4-gram transaction between the agents and Woods, the agreements state.

Federal prosecutors agreed to dismiss additional charges against Jaime and Woods in exchange for their admissions. The plea represented the sole count facing Steinbrecher.

Crack case lands prison sentence

Jaron Dontae Reed received a 3-year, 1-month prison sentence. He had pleaded guilty to distributing crack cocaine.

Reed had signed an agreement with prosecutors stating he sold an unspecified amount of crack cocaine to undercover agents Sept. 23, 2010. It occurred during an undercover investigation at a fictitious storefront along 20th Street in Huntington.

The agreement further states that was among three transactions at the store, however federal prosecutors dismissed one other count and did not file charge pertaining to the other.

2012 heroin deal leads to guilty plea

Michael Duane Dixon pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin. Sentencing is set for Nov. 25.

Dixon, 40, signed an agreement with prosecutors stating he sold 5.03 grams of heroin to a confidential informant for $1,000. It happened Aug. 27, 2012, at 11th Avenue and 22nd Street in Huntington.

The agreement also mentions other drug transactions, however federal prosecutors dismissed charges connected with those events in exchange for Dixon's plea. Prosecutors also agreed not to pursue an enhanced punishment based upon Dixon's prior, criminal record.

Man admits guilt in pill case

Robert Douglas Black pleaded guilty to distribution of oxycodone. It was the sole count of his indictment. Sentencing is set for Nov. 4.

Black had signed an agreement with prosecutors stating he sold a confidential informant 10 oxycodone pills. It occurred Jan. 11, 2013, near Black's residence in the along 5th Avenue West in Huntington.

Probation granted in false testimony case

Nadia Ann Carter received five years probation. She had pleaded guilty to making false declarations before the court.

Carter, of Huntington, signed an agreement with prosecutors stating that she provided false testimony regarding her brother's address, falsely asserting that he had lived with her for five years preceding his arrest. It occurred at an Oct. 23, 2012, detention hearing in federal court.

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