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

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

El Salvador citizen admits to cocaine distribution

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – An El Salvador citizen has admitted to his role in a cocaine distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Jose Wil Castro, a/k/a “William”, age 29, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine” Castro admitted to selling cocaine in May 2016 in Hampshire County.

Castro faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of 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. Attorneys Shawn M. Adkins and Lara K. Omps-Botteicher are prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 29, 2018