MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Damanya Terelle Carter, of Front Royal, Virginia, has admitted to his role in a drug distribution operation, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Carter, 38, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Cocaine Hydrochloride.” Carter admitted to working with others to distribute cocaine hydrochloride in Jefferson County and elsewhere from February to March 2019.
Carter faces up to 20 years of incarceration and a 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. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.