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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Martinsburg man convicted of heroin trafficking

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Timothy William Cook, 30, of Martinsburg, was convicted of heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Cook was discovered in May 2014 in possession of heroin in Berkeley County, West Virginia. He pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” He faces up to 20 years in prison 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 Paul Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 8, 2016