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Eastern Panhandle man sentenced to nearly nine years for heroin and cocaine distribution

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gerald Gibbs, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 105 months incarceration for his role in a drug distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Gibbs, age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance” in December 2017. Gibbs admitted to conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and 28 grams or more of cocaine. The crime took place from June 2016 to March 2017 in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Gibbs was also ordered to forfeit $16,774, a .380-caliber pistol, a .410-caliber shotgun, a 2006 Jaguar SJR-S, a 2006 BMW 750LI, and a 2006 Lexus RX400.

Assistant United States Attorneys Lara K. Omps-Botteicher and Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

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

Updated April 16, 2018

Drug Trafficking