Mineral County woman admits to methamphetamine distribution | USAO-NDWV

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Amber Heward, of Burlington, West Virginia, has admitted to methamphetamine distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Heward, also known as “Amber Brown,” age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Fifty Grams or  More of Methamphetamine.” Heward admitted to working with others to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, also known as “ice,” from October 2018 to February 2019 in Mineral County.

Heward faces at least 10 years and up to life incarceration and a fine of up to $10,000,000. 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. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

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