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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Winchester Man Indicted on Federal Drug Charge

Joshua Burkhart Charged with Conspiring to Distribute Heroin

Harrisonburg, VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury, sitting in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in Harrisonburg, has charged a Winchester man with a federal drug conspiracy charge, United States Attorney John P. Fishwick Jr. announced today.

Joshua Dillon Burkhart, 26, of Winchester, Va., was charged today in an indictment returned in the United States District Court in Harrisonburg with one count of conspiring with others to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 1,000 grams or more of heroin and to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.

The investigation of the case was conducted by Drug Enforcement Administration and the Northwest Virginia Regional Drug and Gang Task Force, which is comprised of the Virginia State Police, the Winchester Police Department, the Front Royal Police Department, the Strasburg Police Department, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office, the Page County Sheriff’s Office, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, the Shenandoah County Sheriff’s Office and the Clarke County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Erin M. Kulpa will prosecute the case for the United States.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 3, 2017