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

Monday, July 30, 2018

Berkeley County man sentenced to nearly six years for cocaine charge

MARTISNBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael Jacque Severe, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 71 months incarceration for distributing cocaine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Severe, age 34, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Base” in February 2018. Severe conspired with others to distribute crack cocaine in Berkeley County from April 2015 to February 2017. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara K. Omps-Botteicher 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.

Drug Trafficking
Updated July 30, 2018