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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 14, 2014

Ten Individuals Convicted On Heroin Trafficking Charges

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Ten individuals involved in the distribution of heroin in the Clarksburg and Morgantown areas entered pleas of guilty before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

TRAYVON TERELL SNOE, age 22, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; MEGAN LEE GRAEBER, age 28, of Bridgeport, West Virginia; and, SAMANTA COTTRILL, age 22, of Hepzibah, West Virginia, entered pleas of guilty to “Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 Feet of Pierpont Community and Technical College,” and co-defendant CRYSTAL DAWN ROTH, age 31, of Walkersville, West Virginia, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” SNOE and GRAEBER, who are in custody and COTTRILL, who is free on bond pending sentencing face up to 40 years in prison. ROTH, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison. As part of their pleas, $2,104 that was seized on October 29, 2013, will be forfeited. The case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and was investigated by the by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force consists of officers from the Bridgeport Police Department; Clarksburg Police Department; Drug Enforcement Administration; West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Postal Inspection Service; and, the United States Marshals Service. The case will be prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan

CHARLES E. JEFFERSON, JR. a/k/a “LC,” age 26, of Westover, West Virginia; WILLIAM A. BLOSSER, age 29, of Morgantown, entered pleas of guilty to “Distribution of Heroin.” Co-defendants WRIGHT BOWEN, age 31, of Core, West Virginia, BRITTANY BOWER, age 27 of Morgantown; BARTLEY JEFFERSON a/k/a “BART,” age 24, of Morgantown; and, JASON HUNT, age 32, of Core, entered pleas of guilty to “Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 feet of West Virginia University and Tot Lot playground at Marjorie Gardens.” JEFFERSON and BLOSSER, who are in custody pending sentencing, face up to 20 years in prison. BOWEN, JEFFERSON and HUNT, who are free on bond and BOWER who is in custody pending sentencing face up to 40 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley and was investigated by the Mon Valley Drug Task Force, comprised of officers from the Morgantown Police Department, the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration, assisted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
In another drug investigation:

ROGIE JOHNSON, age 29, of Morgantown, entered a plea of guilty to “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Oxycodone.” JOHNSON, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley and investigated by the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

Updated January 7, 2015