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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Jefferson County man and Pennsylvania woman convicted for heroin distribution, money laundering

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Mark Hanshaw, 27, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and Tiara Adams, 31, of Red Lion, Pennsylvania, were convicted for their roles in a heroin distribution operation, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Hanshaw pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin.” He faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Adams pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Launder Monetary Instruments.” She faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000. 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 Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 1, 2017