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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
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January 5, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Morgantown Resident Sentenced on Drug Charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A 21-year old Morgantown, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on January 4, 2012, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: EMEKA NWOSU was sentenced to 5 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release, with the first 5 months of the supervised release to be served under home confinement. The Court also ordered the forfeiture of $1,200 of drug proceeds which was seized from defendant’s residence on April 20, 2011. NWOSU entered a plea of guilty on September 21, 2011, to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone hydrochloride from the Spring of 2011 to April 20, 2011, in the Morgantown area. NWOSU will self-report to the designated Federal institution.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley and was investigated by the Mon Valley Drug Task Force, consisting of officers from the Morgantown Police Department, the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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