Berkeley County man sentenced to nearly 20 years for drug conspiracy

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MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Orville Darby, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 235 months of incarceration for drug distribution, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Darby, age 36, pled guilty in April 2021 to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin, Cocaine Hydrochloride and Cocaine Base.” Darby admitted to working with others to distribute heroin, cocaine hydrochloride, and cocaine base from February 2019 to June 2019 in Berkeley County and elsewhere.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy D. Helman prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated. 

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