October 13, 2015

Berkeley County, West Virginia Man Convicted of Heroin Trafficking

MARTINSBURG, WV—Joseph Perry, 30, of Gerrardstown, West Virginia, was convicted of heroin trafficking in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Perry attempted to purchase heroin in March 2015 in Berkeley County, West Virginia. He pled guilty to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Aiding and Abetting Attempted Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and 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. Attorneys Paul Camilletti and Anna Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.