MARTINSBURG – A Keyser man and a Piedmont man appeared in federal court after being indicted by a grand jury in November 2017 for drug distribution charges.

MARTINSBURG – A Keyser man and a Piedmont man appeared in federal court after being indicted by a grand jury in November 2017 for drug distribution charges.
According to United States Attorney Bill Powell, Jordan Foster, of Piedmont, 22, was indicted on one count of distribution of cocaine base, four counts of distribution of cocaine hydrochloride, one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride, and aiding and abetting possession with intent to distribute hydrochloride.
Foster is accused of distributing cocaine and cocaine hydrochloride in July and August 2017 in Mineral County.
Brandon Suter, of Keyser, 26, was indicted on one count of aiding and sbetting possession with intent to distribute hydrochloride.
 Suter is accused of assisting Foster in possessing with the intent to distribute cocaine hydrochloride in August 2017 in Mineral County.
Foster faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each count.
Suter faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000.
Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force is investigating.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.