OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
Sharon L. Potter
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
April 30, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Pittsburgh Resident Sentenced to 5 Years
on Drug and Firearm Charges
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 20 year old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, resident was sentenced on April 20, 2009, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that ANGELO MELEGARI, also known as “TYLER,” was sentenced to 60 months imprisonment to be followed by three years supervised release. MELEGARI entered guilty pleas to a two-count Information charging him with traveling from Shinnston, West Virginia, to Pennsylvania with the intent to promote a business enterprise involving cocaine base, also known as “crack,” in January 2008; and conspiracy to violate Federal Firearms Laws in Clarksburg on February 15, 2008.
MELEGARI is in federal custody.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn Angus Morgan. The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives; the Harrison/Lewis County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force; the Three Rivers Drug Task Force; and the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigations. The Harrison/Lewis County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force consists of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, the Bridgeport Police Department, the Lewis County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Three Rivers Drug Task Force consists of officers from the Fairmont Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.
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