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Martinsburg man sentenced for drug distribution

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Charles Leroy Palmer, III, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 24 months incarceration for distributing heroin, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Palmer, age 24, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin” in March 2018. Palmer admitted to distributing more than 100 grams of heroin in June 2017 in Berkeley County. 

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney C. Lydia Lehman, also with the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The case was investigated by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and the Martinsburg City Police Department. 
Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated June 18, 2018

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