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Maryland man admits to distributing heroin

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Gwynn Oak, Maryland man pled guilty today to heroin distribution, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Dennis Royster, age 41, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” Royster admitted to distributing heroin in Berkeley County in August 2014.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Carrie Lehman prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated August 24, 2017

Drug Trafficking