Two Maryland women admit to drug charges

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Christine Anders, of Hagerstown, Maryland, and Jackie Devon Thompson, of North Frederick, Maryland, have admitted to drug charges, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Anders, 26, and Thompson, 42, each pleaded guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin, Fentanyl, Cocaine Base, and Cocaine Hydrochloride.” Anders and Thompson admitted to working with others to distribute fentanyl, heroin, cocaine base, and cocaine hydrochloride from August 2020 to June 2021 in Berkeley County and elsewhere.

Anders and Thompson each face 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. Attorneys Lara Omps-Botteicher and Timothy D. Helman are prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

 

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