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Martinsburg man admits to drug distribution charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Martinsburg man has admitted to distributing heroin, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Charles Leroy Palmer, III, age 23, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin.” Palmer admitted to distributing more than 100 grams of heroin in June 2017 in Berkeley County. 

Palmer faces up to 20 years incarceration 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.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney C. Lydia Lehman, also with the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The case was investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Martinsburg City Police Department. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated March 2, 2018

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