U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of West Virginia
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October 8, 2015

Martinsburg Man Convicted of Cocaine Trafficking

MARTINSBURG, WV—Jesus Demas Valencia, 48, of Martinsburg, was convicted of cocaine trafficking today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Valencia sold cocaine in Berkeley County, West Virginia. He pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine.” 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 Ana Krasinski, Jarod Douglas, and Paul Camilletti prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

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