News and Press Releases

DOJ Seal

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 3, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Pittsburgh Resident Sentenced for Distributing Drugs
in Harrison County

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 39 year old Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, resident was sentenced on November 2, 2011, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that TANJI YAPHET CURTIS was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. CURTIS entered a plea of guilty on August 25, 2011, to one count of an Indictment charging him with the distribution of “crack” cocaine on January 21, 2010, in Clarksburg. CURTIS, who will receive credit for time served since April 22, 2011, was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn Angus Morgan. The case was investigated by the Harrison County Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, and the Bridgeport Police Department.

Project Future

Call Sharon Perry at (304) 234-7721 or Email Sharon.Perry2@usdoj.gov to schedule your event.

WV Public Corruption
Hotline
Public Corruption

Call 1-855-WVA-FEDS or Email wvafeds@usdoj.gov if you have information about public corruption in your community.

USAO Homepage
USAO Briefing Room
Community Outreach

Giving Back to the Community through a variety of venues & initatives.

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Agencies.

Project Safe Childhood

Help us combat the proliferation of sexual exploitation crimes against children.

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter
Justice 101