Man Admits Trafficking Cocaine, Heroin To Lewis County

Man Admits Trafficking Cocaine, Heroin To Lewis County

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A town of Martinsburg man has admitted his role in a conspiracy to traffic $400,0000 worth of heroin and cocaine to Lewis County from New York City. 

Phillip Damuth pleaded guilty in federal court to:

- conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 5 kilograms or more of cocaine 
- conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin
- possession of firearms and ammunition by a convicted felon

Damuth was arrested on November 3, 2018 after members of the Drug Enforcement Agency Task Force and state police raided his home at 6339 West Road.

Officials said they found 450 grams of cocaine, 330 grams of heroin, an assault rifle, hunting rifle and ammunition. It's against the law for Damuth to possess guns and ammunition because he's a convicted felon.

According to court documents, Damuth admitted to obtaining cocaine and heroin from the Bronx and bringing the drugs to Lewis County for further distribution.

Damuth also admitted to making $401,000 from drug sales.

He will be sentenced August 22. He faces 10 years to life in prison and a fine of up to $10 million.

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