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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Four named in 13-count indictment on heroin and cocaine charges

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Three Martinsburg, West Virginia residents and one Virginia man were indicted by a federal grand jury in March 2017 for cocaine and heroin, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

The four are accused of conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine in Berkeley County, West Virginia from December 2015 to April 2016.

The indictment includes counts of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin, Cocaine Hydrochloride, and Cocaine Base,” “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Cocaine Base Within 1,000 Feet of a

Protected Location, “Unlawful Use of Communication Facility,” “Maintaining Drug-involved Premises,” “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride,” and “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base.”

Named in the indictment are:

 

  • Keon DeAngelo Parker, 24, Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Christal Yates, 42, Martinsburg, West Virginia
  • Anthony “Tony” Duane Boyd, 37, Linden, Virginia
  • Ashley Dominique Ruffin, 27, Martinsburg, West Virginia

 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 24, 2017