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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 15, 2014

Charles Town, WV Man Convicted Of Heroin Trafficking


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Steven Woodward, 34, of Charles Town, West Virginia, was convicted on heroin trafficking charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Woodward was discovered in possession of heroin in May 2014 during an investigation by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. He pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00.

In another matter, Larry Franklin Gregory, 39, of Delray, West Virginia, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Methamphetamine.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. Gregory was discovered selling methamphetamine in January 2013 during an investigation by the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force.

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 defendants.

Assistant United States Attorney Paul Camilletti is prosecuting Woodward and Assistant United States Attorney Jarod Douglas is prosecuting Gregory on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 7, 2015