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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 11, 2016

Seven sentenced in Maryland to West Virginia heroin trafficking network

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Seven individuals were sentenced in federal court today for heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

The defendants sentenced today participated in a drug trafficking network in which a large group of individuals repeatedly traveled across state lines to the Baltimore area to procure heroin. The individuals then returned to various locations in Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, and Pennsylvania to redistribute and sell the drug. The operation was interrupted in June 2015 by a 163-count federal indictment targeting 41 defendants.

Megan Saylor, 32, Cortney Blaire Saylor, 30, both of Martinsburg, and Cassandra Elaine Riggs, 26, of Falling Waters, West Virginia, each pled guilty to one count of “Use of Telephone to Facilitate the Distribution of Heroin,” and one count of “Aiding and Abetting Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering.” Cortney Saylor was sentenced today to 60 months in prison on the racketeering charge and 48 months in prison on the distribution charge. The sentences will run partially concurrently for a total of 77 months in prison. Megan Saylor was sentenced today to 10 months in prison on each count. The sentences will run concurrently for a total of 10 months in prison. Cassandra Riggs was sentenced today to probation for a term of five years on each count. The sentences will run concurrently for a total of five years of probation.

Scott Andrew Ours, 33, and James Miner Jenkins, 37, both of Martinsburg, each pled guilty in September 2015 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” Ours was sentenced today to 32 months in prison. Jenkins was sentenced today to 24 months in prison.

Lindsay Bohrer, 37, of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, pled guilty in September 2015 to one count of “Use of Telephone to Facilitate the Distribution of Heroin,” and one count of “Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering.” He was sentenced today to 21 months in prison on each count. The sentences will run concurrently for a total of 21 months in prison.

Veronica Gladden, 32, of Martinsburg, pled guilty in September 2015 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Interstate Travel in Aid of Racketeering.” She was sentenced today to five years of probation.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Anna Krasinski and Paul Camilletti prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation led the inquiry.

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

Updated January 11, 2016