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Jefferson County man admits to cocaine charges

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Ranson, West Virginia man pled guilty today to distributing cocaine, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Ricardo Lewis, Jr., aka BOLO, age 33, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substance.” The crime is alleged to have occurred from August 2015 to July 2016 in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties. 

Lewis 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 defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated September 12, 2017

Drug Trafficking