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Berkeley County, WV man sentenced to seven years for heroin trafficking

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Michael Jose Roberts, 63, of Martinsburg, was sentenced to 84 months in prison for heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

A federal grand jury recently returned an indictment charging Roberts with multiple heroin trafficking offenses following the death of a female victim who used heroin allegedly purchased from Roberts in Berkeley County, West Virginia in May 2014.  He pled guilty in August 2015 to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Heroin.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod Douglas prosecuted 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.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated January 8, 2016

Drug Trafficking