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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 

November 10, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rivesville Resident Enters Guilty Plea to Heroin Charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 26 year old Rivesville, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on November 4, 2010, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that MATTHEW W. HAYES entered a plea of guilty to one count of distribution of heroin in April 2010 in Millersville, West Virginia.

HAYES, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr and was investigated by the Three Rivers Drug Task Force, consisting of officers from the Fairmont Police Department and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department.

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