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Martinsburg man sentenced for drug trafficking

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Tywonne Crawford, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 48 months incarceration for distributing cocaine and heroin, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Crawford, age 40, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine Base” in July 2019. Crawford admitted to conspiring with others to distribute heroin and cocaine base from October to November 2018 in Berkeley County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

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

Updated November 4, 2019

Drug Trafficking