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Baltimore man sentenced for dealing drugs near Winchester Avenue Elementary School

Kevin Edward Moses was sentenced to 262 months or 21 years and 10 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh

February 26, 2013

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A 37-year old Baltimore man was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court in Martinsburg to more than 21 years in prison after admitting to dealing more heroin and crack cocaine near Winchester Avenue Elementary School.

Kevin Edward Moses was sentenced to 262 months or 21 years and 10 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Gina M. Groh, U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld’s office announced Tuesday.

Following his release, Moses is to be placed on supervised release for six years, according to a news release from Ihlenfeld’s office.

Moses pleaded guilty on April 16, 2012, to one count of distribution of crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school. The incident took place near Winchester Avenue Elementary School in Martinsburg, according to the news release.

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Ihlenfeld’s office said Moses was part of a Baltimore-Martinsburg conspiracy that distributed heroin and crack cocaine in the Martinsburg area between 2008 and 2011.

Moses admitted to distributing 211 grams of crack cocaine and 127 grams of heroin as part of his drug activity, according to Ihlenfeld’s office.

His prison sentence was enhanced because of his leadership role, use of a minor, and distributing drugs within 1,000 feet of protected locations, according to the news release.

Moses was the sixth defendant to be sentenced as part of the investigation by the Eastern Panhandle Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting officers from the West Virginia State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigation division, Martinsburg Police Department and Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.

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