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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, September 26, 2016

Maryland man sentenced to 30 years for delivery causing death

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Lateef Fisher, 38, of Hagerstown, Maryland, was sentenced in federal court today to 30 years in prison for selling heroin that resulted in the death of another, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Evidence presented at the two day trial in May 2016, indicated that Fisher 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.

"Whenever the delivery of heroin or other drugs leads to the death of another, the U.S. Attorney's Office will seek a severe punishment for the offender," said Ihlenfeld. "I am hopeful that this approach will deter out of town drug dealers like Mr. Fisher from traveling to West Virginia to profit from the sale of these deadly substances."

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul T. Camilletti and Anna Z. 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 September 26, 2016