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Berkeley County man admits to heroin distribution

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Martinsburg, West Virginia man has admitted to distributing heroin, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Carl Cedric Booth, age 20, pled guilty to one count of “Possession With the Intent to Distribute Heroin.” Booth admitted to distributing heroin in October 2016 in Berkeley County, West Virginia.

Booth 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 is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the West Virginia State Police investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated December 19, 2017

Drug Trafficking