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Jefferson County man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA –William John Holmes, 29, of Ranson, West Virginia, was convicted of heroin distribution, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Holmes admitted to possessing heroin in Jefferson County in December 2015.

Holmes pled guilty to one count of “Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin.” He faces up to twenty 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 Shawn M. Adkins prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Agency, West Virginia State Police, and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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

Updated March 14, 2017

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