3-1-13 Maryland man sentenced in crack cocaine sale

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MARTINSBURG — A 37-year-old Baltimore, Md., resident was sentenced on Feb. 25, in United States District Court in Martinsburg by Judge Gina M. Groh.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that: Kevin Edward Moses was sentenced to 262 months imprisonment to be followed by 6 years of supervised release. Moses entered a plea of guilty on April 16, 2012, to one count of distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of Winchester Avenue Elementary School in Martinsburg. Moses was part of a Baltimore-Martinsburg conspiracy, which distributed heroin and crack cocaine in the Martinsburg area between 2008 and 2011.

As part of his plea, Moses admitted to distributing 211 grams of crack cocaine and 127 grams of heroin as part of his drug activity. Moses’ sentence was enhanced because of his leadership role, use of a minor, and distributing drugs within 1,000 feet of protected locations.

Moses, who was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution, became the sixth defendant sentenced as part of the investigation conducted by the Eastern Panhandle Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

Assistant United States Attorneys John C. Parr and Erin K. Reisenweber prosecuted this case.

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