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Martinsburg man convicted in Baltimore to West Virginia heroin trafficking network

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Clinton Dunlap, 31, of Martinsburg, was convicted of heroin trafficking in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Dunlap was among 41 individuals charged in a 163-count heroin trafficking indictment in June 2015. The indictment disrupted a multi-state distribution network in which heroin was transported across state lines from Baltimore, Maryland into West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

Dunlap pled guilty to one count of “Use of a Telephone to Facilitate the Distribution of Heroin” for which he faces up to four years in prison. He also pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering” for which he faces up to five years in prison. He faces a fine of up to $500,000 on each of the two counts. 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 Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation led the inquiry.

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

Updated January 8, 2016

Drug Trafficking