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Berkeley County man admits to drug possession

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Walter Lee Evans, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug distribution charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Evans, age 48, pled guilty to one count of “Possess with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” Evans admitted to having heroin in April 2019 in Berkeley County.

Evans 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Martinsburg Police Department investigated. 

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

Updated February 13, 2020

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