MARTINSBURG, WVa. — The US Attorney’s office on Monday reported a Jefferson County woman has admitted to a drug charge in federal court.

43-year-old Crystal Farmer pleaded guilty Monday to one count of “Unlawful Use of Communication Device.” Farmer admitted to using a phone to distribute drugs in June 2021 in Jefferson County and elsewhere.

Farmer faces up to four years of incarceration and fine of up to $250,000. 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.

The FBI; U.S. Marshals Service; Homeland Security Investigations; the West Virginia Air National Guard; the Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative; the West Virginia State Police, the DEA Task Force Montgomery County, Maryland; and the Frederick, Maryland, HIDTA group investigated. The EPDTF consists of the West Virginia State Police, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Ranson Police Department, the Charles Town Police Department, and the Martinsburg Police Department.

This effort is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation.