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Jefferson County man sentenced to 15 years for fentanyl distribution

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Corey Robert Clark Ford, of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 180 months incarceration for distributing fentanyl, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Ford, age 29, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl” in October 2018. Ford admitted to distributing fentanyl in Jefferson County, resulting in the death of another, in December 2016, as well as possessing fentanyl in January 2017.

“The sentence imposed upon Mr. Ford sends a clear message that the distribution of fentanyl, in even a small amount, can have catastrophic consequences. Mr. Ford’s distribution contributed to the death of one of our citizens.  He will now spend the next fifteen years of his life in prison.  Fentanyl kills. Thanks to the hard work of our prosecution and our law enforcement teams, there is one less fentanyl dealer in our community,” said Powell. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated February 25, 2019

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