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Maryland woman convicted for distributing heroin

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


The defendant in this case, Sykebia Stewart, withrew her plea on April 16, 2018 before Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh.


MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Sykebia Stewart, of Dundalk, Maryland, was convicted today in federal court for aiding in the distribution of heroin, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Stewart, age 23, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Heroin.” Stewart admitted to distributing heroin in Berkeley County on May 30, 2016.

Stewart faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. District Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated June 19, 2018

Drug Trafficking