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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Berkeley County man admits to drug charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Douglas Mills, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, has admitted to a cocaine distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Mills, also known as “D,” age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base.” Mills admitted to selling cocaine in Berkeley County in August 2015.

Mills faces up to 20 years incarceration 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 & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Martinsburg Police Department investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated July 25, 2018