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Two convicted of cocaine trafficking

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Eulogio Rodriguez-Fernandez, 58, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, and Santos Macedoni Barragan, 31, of Moorefield, West Virginia, were convicted of cocaine trafficking today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Barragan sold cocaine near an elementary and secondary school in Hardy County, West Virginia. He pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of a School.” He faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000.

Rodriguez-Fernandez was discovered in possession of cocaine in Hardy County, West Virginia. He pled guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine.” He 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 defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 8, 2016

Topic
Drug Trafficking