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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 7, 2016

Two men charged with distribution of controlled substances in Eastern Panhandle

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned indictments this week charging two men from the Eastern Panhandle with distributing various controlled substances, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Michael Ernest Marshall, 33, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia, allegedly distributed oxycodone, methadone, and carisoprodol and Clark Corbin, 40, of Ranson, West Virginia, allegedly distributed cocaine hydrochloride and heroin. Marshall and Corbin both allegedly distributed the substances earlier this year in Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Marshall has been charged with two counts of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone,” two counts of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Methadone,” one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Carisoprodol,” and one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone.” He faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine up to $1,000,000 for each of the oxycodone and methadone possession charges; up to five years in prison and a fine up to $250,000 for the carisoprodol possession charge; and up to twenty years in prison and a fine up to $1,000,000 for the oxycodone distribution charge.

Corbin has been charged with one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.”  He faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine up to $1,000,000 for each charge.

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 Paul T. Camilletti and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher, also of the West Virginia Assistant Attorney General’s Office, are handling the cases on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the cases.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 7, 2016