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Maryland Man Charged with Fentanyl and Cocaine Offenses

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Donald McDuffin Williams, age 49, of Baltimore, Maryland, was indicted on federal fentanyl and cocaine charges.

Williams is charged with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and possession with intent to distribute cocaine base. According to court documents, investigators suspected Williams of trafficking drugs in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. They obtained a search warrant for a property where Williams was staying and found fentanyl and cocaine.

Williams faces up to 20 years in federal prison for each charge. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

This case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative.

An indictment is merely an allegation, and each defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


Updated May 21, 2024

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