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Mineral County man convicted for distributing heroin

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Tyler Moorehead, of Keyser, West Virginia, was convicted today in federal court distributing heroin, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Moorehead, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin.” Moorehead admitted to conspiring with others to distributing heroin in Mineral County and elsewhere from November 2010 to September 2016.

Moorehead 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 Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

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

Updated April 19, 2017

Drug Trafficking