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Martinsburg men indicted on drug distribution charges

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Martinsburg, West Virginia men were indicted by a federal grand jury on July 25, 2017 of drug distribution charges, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Christopher Deshaun Walker, age 28, was indicted on two counts of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base,” one count of “Distribution of Heroin,” one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Heroin,” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” 

Henry Aaron Shepherd, age 36, was indicted on one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Heroin.” 

The crimes are alleged to have occurred from May to November 2015 in Berkeley County, West Virginia.

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 are investigating. 

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated September 12, 2017

Drug Trafficking