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

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Berkeley County woman admits to drug distribution charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Martinsburg, West Virginia woman has admitted to her role in a drug distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Sarah Jaielyn Carter, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” Carter worked with others to distribute heroin in Berkeley County in November 2016.

Carter 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. 

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney C. Lydia Lehman, also with the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated February 6, 2018