MARTINSBURG, W.Va.– The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District has added two new federal prosecutors to help in the fight against illegal drugs in the Eastern Panhandle.
U.S. Attorney William Ihlenfeld II says the appointment of Shawn Adkins as an Assistant U.S. Attorney and Stephanie Taylor as a Special U.S. Attorney is part of the ongoing initiative to enhance law enforcement effectiveness in the region.
Taylor will be working in Ihlenfeld’s office and the Berkeley County Prosecuting Attorney’s office, which Ihlenfeld says will help increase efficiency, especially when it comes to prosecuting drug cases.
Berkeley County Prosecutor Pamela Games-Neely says they have always worked well together, but the new arrangement will provide more consistency.
Taylor has worked in the Berkeley County Prosecutor’s office since 2006.
Adkins previously served in the Harrison County prosecutor’s office.
Chief U.S. District Judge Gina Groh issued the formal oath of office.