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

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Two sentenced for cocaine, morphine distribution

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Two men were sentenced for their role in the distribution of  cocaine and morphine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Robert Montalvo Laureano, 33, of San Lorenzo, Puerto Rico, previously of Moorefield, West Virginia, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for distributing cocaine. Laureano pled guilty in June 2015 to one count of “Cocaine Distribution – Aiding and Abetting.”

Samuel Lee Winebrenner, 29, of Petersburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 6 months in prison for distributing morphine. Winebrenner pled guilty in February 2016 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Morphine.”

Assistant United States Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated August 18, 2016