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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Monday, January 14, 2013

Final Defendant In Pill Conspiracy Enters Plea Of Guilty

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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - The final defendant involved in a pill conspiracy in Moundsville, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty on January 4, 2013, before Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: JOHN HARVEY GODDARD, JR., age 26, entered a plea of guilty “Distribution of Oxycodone” on February
10, 2011, in Moundsville.

GODDARD, who is in custody pending sentencing, face up to 20 years imprisonment and a $1,000,000 fine.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr and investigated by officers of the Moundsville Police Department, Marshall County Sheriff’s Department and the West Virginia State Police.

Updated January 7, 2015