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For Immediate Release

October 21, 2016 DUSM Michael Ulrich, Deputy U.S. Marshal
Northern District of West Virginia (304) 267-7179
Eastern Panhandle Most Wanted Fugitive: Aaron Stamets
MSFTF LogoMartinsburg, WV - The Mounntain State Fugitive Task Force is requesting the assistance of the public in locating fugitive Aaron Stamets, 37, of Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Aaron Stamets was indicted by a federal grand jury charging him with various counts of distribution of heroin upon the completion of an investigation conducted by the FBI’s drug task force in the Eastern Panhandle. The case was referred to the U.S. Marshal Service’s fugitive task force for apprehension.

During the course of the fugitive investigation Aaron Stamets has been in West Virginia, Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Stamets is believed to be back to purchasing, using and selling heroin. Stamets was obtaining his heroin from Baltimore, Maryland and may have relocated closer to the city. Stamets had strong ties to the south Berkeley County area near the Virginia line. Stamets has tattoos on his right upper arm, right and left forearms, frequently wears ball caps, and has worn gauges in his ears.

If you have any information or know where Aaron Stamets may be located contact law enforcement

All tips are will be treated as anonymous. Information can be reported to the United States Marshals Service at (304) 267-7179 Attn Deputy Ulrich.
Aaron Stamets
Name: Aaron Stamets
DOB: 11/12/1978   Charge: Distribution of Heroin
Height: 5’ 11” Weight: 175   Eyes: Blue Hair: Brown or Bald
Scars/ Marks/Tattoos: Gauges in ears, Tat Left Forearm, Tat Right Forearm, Tat Upper Right Arm

The Mountain State Fugitive Task Force (MSFTF) is comprised of three offices and covers the Northern portion of West Virginia. The Martinsburg Office of MSFTF is a team of the following Federal, State and Local agencies: West Virginia State Police, Martinsburg City Police, Shepherdstown Police Department, Berkeley County Sheriff Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, Mineral County Sheriff’s Office, Morgan County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service.

The primary mission of the U.S. Marshals led task forces is to locate and capture fugitives charged with violent crimes, drug crimes, sex offenders and other violent felony offenses.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at


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