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

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Berkeley County man indicted on drug charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Hedgesville, West Virginia man has been indicted by a federal grand jury sitting in Martinsburg on March 20, 2018 on a cocaine distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Douglas Mills, also known as “D,” age 26, was indicted on two counts of “Distribution of Cocaine Base.” Mills is accused of selling cocaine in Berkeley County in August 2015.

Mills was arrested in New York by the United States Marshal Service on April 11, 2018.

Mills faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each count. 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 Elizabeth Grant, also with the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, and the Martinsburg Police Department investigated.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 26, 2018