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Baltimore man admits to drug distribution

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Samuel Hogans, of Baltimore, Maryland, has admitted to heroin distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Hogans, also known as Richard Hogans, also known as “Lex,” age 38, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Heroin.” Hogans admitted to distributing heroin in October 2017 in Berkeley County.

Hogans faces up to 20 years and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney C. Lydia Lehman, also with the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated December 10, 2018

Drug Trafficking