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Hardy County, WV man pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Roberto Montalvo Laureano, 33, of Moorefield, West Virginia, pled guilty to cocaine trafficking in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Laureano sold cocaine in Hardy County, West Virginia. He pled guilty to one count of “Cocaine Distribution.” He faces up to 20 years in prison 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. Attorney Stephen Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated April 5, 2016