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Maryland woman guilty of role in international drug operation

Ana Ercilia Luna, age 38, of Hagerstown, pled guilty Thursday, August 3, to a drug conspiracy charge.

According to court documents, Luna would assist drug customers at Top 3 Sources, a business in Hagerstown that was being used to distribute hundreds of grams of illegal substances. Luna also smuggled drug proceeds to the Dominican Republic and deposited proceeds into the Top 3 Sources bank account.

Luna faces up to 20 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Lara Omps-Botteicher is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

The FBI; U.S. Marshals Service, Homeland Security Investigations; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; The Drug Enforcement Administration; the West Virginia Air National Guard, the Eastern Panhandle Drug Task Force, a HIDT A-funded initiative (agencies included are the West Virginia State Police, Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Ranson Police Department, Charles Town Police Department and Martinsburg City Police Department); West Virginia State Police; Customs and Border Protection; the Hagerstown Police Department; the National Resources Police Department; FBI-New York Safe Streets Task Force; the New York Police Department; the New Jersey State Police; the Washington County (Maryland) Drug Task Force; the Maryland State Police; the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland; and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert W. Trumble presided.