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Jefferson County woman convicted of heroin trafficking

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Sarah Marie Weant, 27, of Kearneysville, West Virginia, was convicted on charges stemming from last month’s 41-person Baltimore-to-West Virginia heroin trafficking indictment, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Weant admitted that she utilized a telephone to facilitate the purchase of heroin that she knew would subsequently be distributed throughout Northern West Virginia.

Weant pled guilty to one count of “Use of a Telephone to Facilitate the Distribution of Heroin.” She faces up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. 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. Attorneys Anna Krasinski and Paul Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The matters were investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative.

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

Updated January 8, 2016