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Berkeley County man sentenced for drug distribution

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Ellis Reginald Fennell, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 24 months incarceration for a drug distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Fennell, also known as “Z,” age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Cocaine Base ‘Crack’” in December 2018. Fennell admitted to selling “crack” cocaine in May 2017 in Berkeley County and elsewhere.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney C. Lydia Lehman, also with the Berkeley County Prosecutor’s Office, prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated March 18, 2019

Drug Trafficking