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Maryland man sentenced for cocaine charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Otis Tillman, of Hagerstown, Maryland, was sentenced today to 20 months of incarceration for a cocaine charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Tillman, 51, pleaded guilty in August 2022 to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Cocaine Base and Cocaine Hydrochloride.” Tillman admitted to working with others to sell cocaine base, also known as “crack,” and cocaine hydrochloride, also known as “coke,” from November 2020 to March 2021 in Berkeley County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation; U.S. Marshals Service; Homeland Security Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the West Virginia Air National Guard; the Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the West Virginia State Police; the Drug Enforcement Administration; and the Washington County Narcotics Task Force. 

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


Updated December 7, 2022

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