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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 25, 2016

Two sentenced for drug distribution

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two individuals were sentenced for drug distribution in federal court in Martinsburg today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Laquan Eugene Johnson, 36, of Baltimore, Maryland, was sentenced to 210 months in prison for distributing heroin. Johnson pled guilty in April 2016 to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.”

Ronald Lee Jackson, 29, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for distributing crack cocaine. Jackson pled guilty in April 2016 to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base.”

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Taylor, also of the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, prosecuted the Jackson case on behalf of the government and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Paul T. Camilletti and Anna Krasinski prosecuted the Johnson case on behalf of the government.

The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

Chief U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 25, 2016