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Jefferson County man admits to cocaine distribution

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Cedric Eugene Galloway, of Charles Town, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Galloway, age 50, pled guilty to one count of “Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base.” Galloway admitted to distributing cocaine base, or “crack,” in May 2019 in Jefferson County.

Galloway 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 defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Ranson Police Department investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated February 27, 2020

Drug Trafficking