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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Berkeley County woman admits to drug distribution charge

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

Shonna Marie Thomas, age 32, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” Thomas admitted to selling heroin in February 2017 in Berkeley County.

Thomas 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated February 13, 2018