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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Berkeley County woman admits to her role in a heroin and fentanyl distribution operation

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Crystal Lyn Lewis, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, has admitted to heroin and fentanyl distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Lewis, age 28, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl.” Lewis admitted to distributing fentanyl in January 2017 in Jefferson County.

Lewis 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 Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated June 6, 2018