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Maryland man convicted for distributing heroin

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


The guilty plea entered by defendant Kelvin Johnson was rejected by Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh on August 7, 2017.


MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Kelvin Johnson, of Baltimore, Maryland, was convicted today in federal court distributing heroin, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Johnson, age 24, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” Kelvin admitted to distributing heroin in Berkeley County on May 28, 2016.

Johnson faces up to twenty 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski is prosecuting 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.

Updated June 19, 2018

Drug Trafficking