MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Four men have been sentenced to federal prison for their roles in an Eastern Panhandle drug trafficking operation.
United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld’s office announced that Kirk Leon Grantham, age 45, of Hagerstown, Maryland, was sentenced August 8th to 57 months for the
distribution of controlled substances. Grantham was the leader of a drug trafficking conspiracy and worked with others in Berkeley and Jefferson Counties to sell cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl.

Three of Grantham’s co-defendants were sentenced Tuesday, as well.

• Julian Demont Pace, age 48, of Bunker Hill, West Virginia was sentenced to 41 months.
• Ronald Lee Jackson, age 36, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to 15 months.
• William Brown, age 75, of Martinsburg, West Virginia, was sentenced to three years of
probation.
Pace, Jackson, and Brown each have multiple prior drug trafficking convictions.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.
The FBI and the Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.