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Berkeley County woman convicted of heroin trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Ariana Shanae Parker, 24, of Martinsburg, was convicted of heroin trafficking today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Parker sold heroin in Berkeley County, West Virginia. She pled guilty today to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Heroin.” She faces up to 20 years in prison 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 Stephanie Taylor prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided

Updated January 8, 2016

Drug Trafficking