A few months ago, a Virginia woman pleaded guilty to a racketeering offense
after being involved in a
drug-trafficking operation. Michelle Zimmerman, 28, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding
and abetting interstate travel in aid of racketeering, according to Acting
U.S. Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen’s office.
Zimmerman faces up to a maximum prison sentence of 5 years and a fine of
up to $250,000. She had admitted to traveling between Maryland and West
Virginia in June of 2016 to aid in a heroin distribution operation.
She is among 18 individuals who have been caught and charged in connection
to the drug-distribution network, which federal prosecutors have said
was sending large amounts of heroin from Baltimore to Berkeley County,
West Virginia. The defendants involved in the ring allegedly distributed
over one kilogram of heroin with an estimated street value of $300,000.
The FBI and the Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated
the crime. U.S. Magistrate Robert W. Trumble presided over the case, while
Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna Z. Krasinski prosecuted the case on behalf
of the government.
If you were arrested and charged with drug trafficking in Virginia Beach,
contact Attorney George Holton Yates and request a free consultation today.