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

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Berkeley County woman pleads guilty to heroin distribution

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Danielle Ey, 29, of Hedgesville, West Virginia, admitted to assisting in heroin distribution in federal court in Martinsburg today, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Ey pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with the intent to Distribute Heroin.” She faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine 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 Anna Z. Krasinski and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie S. Taylor prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, along with Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, investigated. 

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated January 26, 2017