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Maryland man sentenced for fentanyl trafficking

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Warren Thomas Gray, also known as “Stix,” age 25, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced to24 months for his role in an Eastern Panhandle fentanyl trafficking operation.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Gray was one of the ringleaders of the fentanyl trafficking operation, supplying fentanyl from Baltimore to Shanklin and others to distribute in Hampshire, Mineral, and Morgan Counties. During the investigation, officers seized several firearms, ammunition, and U.S. currency.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

The Potomac Highlands Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, led the investigation. The Task Force consists of members from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the West Virginia State Police, the Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, the Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office, the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office, the Grant County Sheriff’s Office, and the Keyser Police Department. The Hampshire County Prosecutor’s Office assisted.

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



Updated December 4, 2023

Drug Trafficking