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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

January 18, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Harrison County Resident Sentenced on Heroin Plea

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 30 year old Harrison County resident entered a plea of guilty and was sentenced on January 14, 2011, in United States District Court in Clarksburg before Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that DEAN ACOTT was sentenced to 12 months and one day imprisonment to be followed by six years supervised release. ACOTT entered a plea of guilty to an Information charging him with the distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of a protected location on November 13, 2009, in Clarksburg.

ACOTT was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal Service.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn Angus Morgan. The case was investigated by the Harrison/Lewis County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting 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.

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