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Maryland man sentenced for heroin distribution

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Gary Thorton, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced today to 33 months incarceration for heroin distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Thorton, age 29, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine Base” in February 2020. Thorton admitted to working with another to distribute heroin and cocaine from April to July 2015 in Berkeley County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara K. Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 
Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Updated June 29, 2020

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