Monday, August 09, 2021

Philadelphia man sentenced to 10 years for role in cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl distribution operation

 MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Leroy Raymond Griffin, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced today to 120 months of incarceration for his role in a cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl distribution operation, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Griffin, age 41, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin” in October 2019. Griffin admitted to distributing heroin in Berkeley County in December 2018.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara K. Omps-Botteicher, Special Assistant U.S. Attorney C. Lydia Lehman, also with the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, and Assistant U.S Attorney Timothy D. Helman, prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation; the West Virginia State Police; the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Martinsburg Police Department, the Charles Town Police Department, and the Ranson Police Department investigated.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

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

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