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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Maryland man pleads guilty to heroin trafficking

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – William Tillman, 50, of Annapolis, Maryland, pled guilty in federal court in Martinsburg today to heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Tillman sold heroin in Berkeley County, West Virginia in April 2014. He pled guilty today to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Heroin.” He faces up to 20 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.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara K. Omps-Botteicher, also of the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, prosecuted 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated April 20, 2016