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Jefferson County man admits to drug charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Antonio Junior Guerrero, of Ranson, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Guerrero, also known as “Mula,” 29, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Twenty-Eight Grams or More of Cocaine Base.” Guerrero admitted to working with others to distribute 28 grams or more of cocaine base from July 2018 to June 2021 in Jefferson County and elsewhere.

Guerrero faces at least five years and up to 40 years of incarceration and fine of up to $5,000,000. 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 FBI; U.S. Marshals Service; Homeland Security Investigations; the West Virginia Air National Guard; the Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the West Virginia State Police, the DEA Task Force Montgomery County, Maryland; and the Frederick, Maryland, HIDTA group investigated. The EPDTF consists of the West Virginia State Police, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Ranson Police Department, the Charles Town Police Department, and the Martinsburg Police Department.

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


Updated September 27, 2021

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