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Martinsburg man admits to drug trafficking

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Tywonne Crawford, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, has admitted to distributing cocaine and heroin, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Crawford, age 39, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine Base.” Crawford admitted to conspiring with others to distribute heroin and cocaine base from October to November 2018 in Berkeley County.

Crawford is facing 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

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

Updated July 11, 2019

Drug Trafficking