Mineral County woman admits to drug distribution charge
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Keyser, West Virginia woman has admitted to a drug distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Autumn Breann Ward, age 34, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” Ward admitted to selling heroin in August 2016 in Mineral County.
Ward faces up to 20 years incarceration 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.
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney C. Lydia Lehman, also with the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.