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Eastern Panhandle residents sentenced for drug and firearms charges

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Martinsburg man and a Kearneysville woman were sentenced today for drug distribution and firearms charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Lante Jerrel Cook, age 29, was sentenced today to 21 months incarceration. He pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base” in May 2018. Cook admitted to possessing crack cocaine in October 2017 in Berkeley County. 

Tiffany Rosalind Cole, age 29, was sentenced to 18 months incarceration. She pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Possession of Stolen Firearm” in May 2018. Cole admitted to having a stolen .9mm caliber pistol in October 2017 in Berkeley County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

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

Updated September 10, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses