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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Martinsburg man admits to heroin distribution

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

Steven Jonathan Blunt, age 43, pled guilty today to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute more than 100 grams of Heroin.” Blunt admitted to distributing heroin in September 2017 in Berkeley County.

Blunt is facing up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $5,000,000. 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 Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 30, 2018