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

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Martinsburg man admits to selling heroin

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Darnell Jermaine Fitzhugh, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, has admitted to heroin distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Fitzhugh, also known as “DC,” age 32, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” Fitzhugh admitted to selling heroin on July 11, 2016 in Berkeley County, West Virginia.

Fitzhugh 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 Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the  Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 21, 2018