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

Monday, May 14, 2018

Berkeley County woman admits to cocaine charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Martinsburg, West Virginia woman has admitted to distributing cocaine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Jessica Marie Shifflett, age 36, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine Base.” Shifflett admitted to conspiring with others to distribute crack cocaine in Berkeley County from April 2015 to February 2017. 

Shifflett faces up to 20 years incarceration 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 Lara K. Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 14, 2018