14 years in Federal jail handed to Hagerstown man who trafficked heroin, fentanyl, cocaine, through WV panhandle

04 June 2024- Marcus Deon Longus, age 44, of Hagerstown, Maryland, was sentenced today to 168 months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl, cocaine base, and cocaine hydrochloride.

According to the evidence established through court documents and statements made in court, Longus worked with others to distribute the drugs from a Hagerstown, Maryland appliance store named Top 3 Sources.  Longus supplied a number of drug dealers in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. As part of the drug enterprise, Longus traveled to New York where he picked up the drugs and transported them back to Hagerstown for redistribution.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

The large scale investigation included the following agencies: FBI-Pittsburgh Division; the U.S. Marshals Service; Homeland Security Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; the Drug Enforcement Administration; the West Virginia Air National Guard; the Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative (which includes the West Virginia State Police, the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, the Ranson Police Department, the Charles Town Police Department, and the Martinsburg City Police Department); the West Virginia State Police; Customs and Border Protection; the Hagerstown Police Department; the National Resources Police Department; FBI-New York Safe Streets Task Force; the New York City Police Department; the New Jersey State Police; the Washington County (Maryland) Drug Task Force; the Maryland State Police; the  U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland;  and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

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