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

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Maryland man admits to cocaine charge

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Robert Lee Wyatt, of Elkridge, Maryland has admitted to a drug distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Wyatt, age 39, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Cocaine Base.” Wyatt admitted to distributing cocaine base in Mineral County in June 2017.

Wyatt faces up to 20 years incarceration 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara K. Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The case was investigated by the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 10, 2018