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El Salvador citizen sentenced for cocaine distribution

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jose Wil Castro, of El Salvador, was sentenced today to 10 months incarceration for his role in a cocaine distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Castro, a/k/a “William”, age 29, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine” in May 2018. Castro admitted to selling cocaine in May 2016 in Hampshire County.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shawn M. Adkins and Lara K. Omps-Botteicher prosecuted 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.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated September 10, 2018

Drug Trafficking