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

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Berkeley County woman pleads guilty to her role in a heroin distribution operation

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Holly Hopkins, 35, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was convicted of racketeering, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Hopkins admitted to traveling between Maryland and West Virginia to aid in a heroin distribution operation in March 2016.

Hopkins pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering.” She faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000. 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 Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 9, 2017