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Martinsburg woman sentenced for role in drug trafficking ring

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA –Mary Margaret Renfro, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to five years of probation for her role in a drug conspiracy that spanned several states, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Renfro, 39, pleaded guilty in January 2021 to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute 100 Grams or More of Heroin and 40 Grams or More of Fentanyl” and one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute 28 Grams or More of Cocaine Base.”  Renfro worked with others to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and 40 grams or more of fentanyl, a s well as 28 grams or more of cocaine base from June 2019 to December 2019 in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties and elsewhere.

This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney C. Lydia Lehman, also with the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The FBI; Homeland Security Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; and the Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. The Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office assisted.

U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

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Updated June 14, 2022

Drug Trafficking