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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 22, 2018

Maryland man guilty of selling heroin in Berkeley County, West Virginia

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA –Christopher Wigfall, also known as “Frank,” of Randallstown, Maryland, was found guilty today by a jury of selling heroin in the Eastern Panhandle, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Wigfall, age 38, was found guilty of two counts of “Distribution of Heroin,” and one count of “Possession with the Intent to Distribute Heroin.” Wigfall sold heroin in December 2014 in Berkeley County. 

The trial began on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The jury deliberated for less than two hours this morning before returning the guilty verdicts. 

Wigfall is also facing an additional count of “Unlawful Possession of a Firearm.” He is accused of illegally possessing a .40 caliber pistol in March 2015 in Berkeley County. Wigfall is scheduled to go to trial on the firearm charge in March 2018.

Wigfall faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each count. 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 and Special Assistant U. S. Attorney Elizabeth D. Grant, also with the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated February 22, 2018