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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Maryland man convicted of heroin delivery causing death

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal jury returned a guilty verdict today convicting Lateef Fisher, 38, of Hagerstown, Maryland, of selling heroin that resulted in the death of another, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
 
Evidence presented at the two day trial indicated that Fisher, also known as “Apple,” conspired with another individual to sell heroin in June 2014 in Berkeley County, West Virginia. That heroin led to the death of a 27 year-old male victim.
 
As a result of the conviction, Fisher faces a minimum of 20 years in federal prison and up to life.

"Heroin has taken the lives of far too many people," said U.S. Attorney Ihlenfeld.  "We will continue to be aggressive in our pursuit of those who sell heroin, especially when it results in the death of another."
 
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul Camilletti and Anna Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.
 
Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 18, 2016