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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

December 21, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Pittsburgh Resident Enters Plea to
Heroin Charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 27 year old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, resident entered a plea of guilty on December 20, 2011, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that DARREN L. JONES entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute heroin in Morgantown, West Virginia, from September of 2009 to May of 2010. JONES, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and was investigated by the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

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