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Martinsburg man sentenced to 13 years for drug and firearms charges

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia
Martinsburg woman sentenced to probation

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Quasym Divad John Finch and Brittany Marie Breeden, both of Martinsburg, West Virginia, were sentenced today for drug and firearms charges, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Finch, 31, was sentenced today to 157 months of incarceration after pleading guilty in March 2022 to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Cocaine Base, Fentanyl, and Methamphetamine Hydrochloride” and one count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” Finch admitted to working with Breeden to distribute cocaine base, fentanyl, and methamphetamine hydrochloride from January 2020 to February 2021 in Berkeley County. Finch, a person prohibited from having firearms because of a prior conviction, admitted to having a .410 revolver, a .380 pistol, and a semi-automatic rifle in February 2021 in Berkeley County.

Breeden, also known as “Brittany Marie Finch,” 28, was sentenced today to five years of probation after pleading guilty to one count of “Distribution of Fentanyl.” Breeden admitted to selling fentanyl in February 2021 in Berkeley County.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Lara Omps-Botteicher and Eleanor F. Hurney prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. ATF and the Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Updated June 15, 2022

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses