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Mineral County man admits to distributing heroin

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Robert Lee Sutter, IV, of Keyser, West Virginia, admitted today in federal court to distributing heroin, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced.

Sutter, age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin.” Sutter admitted to conspiring with others to distributing heroin in Mineral County and elsewhere from November 2010 to September 2016.

Sutter faces up to 20 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 Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated October 18, 2017

Drug Trafficking