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February 3, 2011

Virginia Resident Enters Plea to MDMA Charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 23 year old Manassas, Virginia, resident, entered a plea of guilty on February 2, 2011, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that NATHAN J. HADDAD entered a plea of guilty to one count of distribution of MDMA within 1,000 feet of the West Virginia University Colosseum on April 28, 2010, in Morgantown, West Virginia. The Three Rivers Drug Task Force received information that HADDAD, who was then a resident of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and who formerly lived in Fairmont, West Virginia, while a college student, was involved in distributing drugs with prior associates who still lived in the Fairmont area. The Task Force made three undercover purchases of MDMA from HADDAD, until his arrest on April 28, 2010. As part of his plea, HADDAD admitted to selling 60 grams of MDMA and agreed to the forfeiture of his 2001 Silver Toyota Corolla, which he drove to each drug sale.

HADDAD, who is on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum exposure of 40 years imprisonment and a $2,000,000.00 fine.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr.

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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