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

Monday, April 25, 2016

Maryland man sentenced for role in multi-state heroin trafficking operation

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Kenneth Bryan Crowley, 29, of Rockville, Maryland, was sentenced today to 18 months in prison for his role in a multi-state heroin distribution network, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Crowley was among 41 individuals charged in a 163-count federal heroin trafficking indictment in June 2015. As part of the drug trafficking scheme, heroin was repeatedly transported across state lines from Maryland to locations in West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania for redistribution and sale. Crowley pled guilty in November 2015 to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin.”

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anna Krasinski and Paul Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 25, 2016