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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 4, 2019

Martinsburg man sentenced for drug trafficking

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Levar Glenwood Crawford, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 51 months incarceration for distributing cocaine, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Crawford, age 42, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base” in July 2019. Crawford admitted to working with another to distribute cocaine base in 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 4, 2019