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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 10, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Former Morgantown Resident Sentenced
on Cocaine Charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A New Jersey resident was sentenced on January 6, 2012, in United States District Court in Clarksburg by Judge Irene M. Keeley.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that MICHAEL PRIOLO, age 23, formerly of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. PRIOLO entered a plea of guilty on September 16, 2011, to one count of distribution of oxycodone hydrochloride within 1,000 feet of West Virginia University on April 12, 2011. As part of his plea, PRIOLO agreed to the forfeiture of $3,403, a computer, an Apple i-Pad, a 55 inch Vizzio television, an Invicta watch and a surround sound system representing the proceeds obtained as a result of the drug offense. PRIOLO, who is free on bond, 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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