Martinsburg man admits to drug charge

A syringe with ampoules, white powder, a five-dollar bill with bullets and a gun lying on a black glass background. Dangerous bad habits, addiction to drugs and gambling. Crime because of drugs.

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Dwayne Paige, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Paige, 47, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Fentanyl and Heroin.” Paige admitted to selling heroin and fentanyl in December 2018 in Berkeley County.

Paige faces at least 10 years and up to 13 years of incarceration 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. Attorney Timothy D. Helman is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Washington County, Maryland Task Force investigated.

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


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