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Hampshire County man sentenced for heroin distribution

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

MARTISNBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Amos Crites, of Bloomery, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 78 months incarceration for distributing heroin, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced.

Crites, age 38, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance” in June 2017. The crime took place in Hampshire County in July 2015. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney 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 November 6, 2017

Drug Trafficking