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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 7, 2016

Berkeley County man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Sean Dickerson, 29, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, pled guilty to the distribution of heroin in federal court today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Dickerson admitted that he sold heroin in Berkeley County, West Virginia and he now faces up to twenty 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.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Taylor, also of the Berkeley County Proseucting Attorney’s Office, prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 7, 2016