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Martinsburg men admit to drug distribution charges

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Martinsburg, West Virginia men have admitted to drug distribution charges, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced.

Christopher Deshaun Walker, age 28, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” Walker admitted to selling heroin in October 2015 in Berkeley County, West Virginia.

Henry Aaron Shepherd, age 36, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Heroin.”  Shepherd admitted to aiding another in selling heroin in November 2015 in Berkeley County.

Walker and Shepherd each face up to 20 years incarceration 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 defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Paul T. Camilletti is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drugs & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated November 3, 2017

Topic
Drug Trafficking