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Two Berkeley County residents are indicted on fentanyl and heroin distribution charges

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Berkeley County residents are named in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Martinsburg, West Virginia on May 16, 2017, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Faith Wilson, age 26, and Karlo “Jake” Sinclair, age 28, both of Bunker Hill, West Virginia were each indicted on one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Substance,” one count of “Distribution of a Controlled Substance,” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Controlled Substance.”

Wilson was also indicted on one count of “Distribution of Controlled Substance in Proximity of a Protected Location.”

The crimes are alleged to have occurred from the September 2015 to October 2016 in Berkeley County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, is investigating.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated June 2, 2017

Drug Trafficking