Martinsburg residents indicted on heroin and fentanyl charges
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Ian Andre Carr and Kasem Damone Humphrey, both of Martinsburg, West Virginia, are facing drug charges after a grand jury indicted them earlier this week, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Carr, 49, was indicted on one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl and Heroin,” one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Fentanyl and Heroin,” four counts of “Distribution of Fentanyl and Heroin,” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl and Heroin.”
Humphrey, 36, was indicted on one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Fentanyl and Heroin,” one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Fentanyl and Heroin,” and two counts of “Distribution of Heroin.”
Both men are accused of working together to sell heroin and fentanyl from February 2018 to November 2020 in Berkeley County and elsewhere.
Carr and Humphrey each face up to 20 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each count.
These charges are the result of investigations supported by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) under the Attorney General-led Synthetic Opioid Surge (SOS)/Special Operations Division (SOD) Project Clean Sweep. This initiative seeks to reduce the supply of synthetic opioids in “hot spot” areas previously identified by the Attorney General of the United States, thereby reducing drug overdoses and drug overdose deaths, and identify wholesale distribution networks and sources of supply operating nationally and internationally.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy D. Helman is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.