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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Berkeley County man admits to drug charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Brian C. Dixon, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Dixon, 49, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride.” Dixon admitted to having cocaine hydrochloride in March 2021 in Berkeley County.

Dixon faces up to 20 years of 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lara Omps-Botteicher and Timothy D. Helman are prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Find the related case here: https://www.justice.gov/usao-ndwv/pr/34-indicted-expansive-drug-trafficking-operation

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 14, 2021