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Two Mineral County men admit to drug distribution charges

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA –Jordan Foster, of Piedmont, West Virginia, and Brandon Suter, of Keyser, West Virginia, have admitted to a drug distribution charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Foster, age 22, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride.” Foster admitted to distributing cocaine hydrochloride in August 2017 in Mineral County.

Suter, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Hydrochloride.” Suter admitted to assisting Foster in possessing with the intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride in August 2017 in Mineral County.

Foster and Suter each face 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, the Mineral County Sheriff's Office, and the Keyser City Police Department investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.

Updated March 8, 2018

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