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Berkeley County man convicted of oxycodone trafficking

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Earl Ferguson, 46, of Inwood, West Virginia, was convicted of prescription painkiller trafficking today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Ferguson sold oxycodone in July 2015 in Berkeley County, West Virginia.  He pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone.” He faces up to 20 years in prison 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 Anna Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Updated January 8, 2016

Drug Trafficking