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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Martinsburg Man Convicted Of Cocaine Trafficking


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Eddie Young, III, 40, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was convicted for his role in a drug trafficking ring, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Young pled guilty today to one count of “Use of Telephone to Facilitate Distribution of Cocaine Base” after an investigation by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. He faces up to eight years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. 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 Jarod Douglas and Anna Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated January 7, 2015