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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, November 17, 2014

Martinsburg Resident Convicted Of Crack Cocaine Trafficking


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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Martinsburg, West Virginia resident Jomo Kenyatta Morris, 25, was convicted of crack cocaine trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Morris pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base” after an investigation by the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative.

Morris faces 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. 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 defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jarod Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 7, 2015