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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Berkeley County man pleads guilty to oxycodone distribution

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael Ernest Marshall, 33, of Charles Town, West Virginia, pled guilty to distributing oxycodone, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Marshall admitted to distributing oxycodone in Jefferson County, West Virginia in June 2016. He pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute 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 Paul T. Camilletti and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher, also of the West Virginia Assistant Attorney General’s Office, prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 30, 2016