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.
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