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Berkeley County man sentenced for his role in a heroin distribution operation

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Charles Wright, 37, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 48 months incarceration for heroin distribution, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Wright pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering” in June 2017. Wright admitted to traveling between Maryland and West Virginia to aid in a heroin distribution operation in March 2016.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

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

Updated September 21, 2017

Drug Trafficking