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Maryland woman sentenced for drug charge

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Briya Nychelle Harrington, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced today to three years probation for distributing fentanyl, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Harrington, 27, pleaded guilty in December 2021 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Fentanyl.” Harrington admitted to working with another to distribute fentanyl in March 2021 in Hampshire County.

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, investigated.

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

Updated September 12, 2022

Drug Trafficking