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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Berkeley County man admits to his role in heroin trafficking ring

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Hedgesville, West Virginia man was convicted today of heroin distribution, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Wayne Kegley, age 44, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” Kegley admitted to his role in a heroin distribution operation in Berkeley County and Baltimore, Maryland in June 2016.

Kegley faces up to twenty years and a $1,000,000 fine. 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 defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 8, 2017