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

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Martinsburg, WV man pleads guilty to heroin trafficking

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Matthew Dylan Harrison, 25, of Martinsburg, pled guilty today to heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Harrison sold heroin in June 2014 in Berkeley County, West Virginia. He pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” He faces up to 20 years in prison 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 defendant.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Taylor, also of the Berkeley County, West Virginia Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 10, 2016