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

Monday, January 11, 2021

Virginia man sentenced for drug trafficking

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Damanya Terelle Carter, of Front Royal, Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months of incarceration for his role in a drug distribution operation, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Carter, 38, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride” in September 2020. Carter admitted to working with others to distribute cocaine hydrochloride in Jefferson County and elsewhere from February to March 2019.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated January 11, 2021