Hampshire County woman sentenced for role in drug trafficking operation

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jessica Lee Lynch, of Augusta, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 12 months of incarceration for her role in a drug trafficking conspiracy, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

Lynch, age 38, pleaded guilty in July 2021 to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin, Fentanyl, and Cocaine Base.” Lynch admitted to working with another individual to distribute the controlled substances from January 2020 through October 2020.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara K. Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The U.S. Attorney’s Office worked closely with the Hampshire County Prosecutor’s Office to bring this case forward. In addition, the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crime task Force, a HIDTA funded initiative, investigated.

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

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