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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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October 27, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Clarksburg Resident Sentenced to 20 Years Imprisonment on Cocaine and Marijuana Charges


ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA — A 39-year old Clarksburg, West Virginia, resident was sentenced in United States District Court in Elkins by Chief Judge John Preston Bailey for two felony drug convictions.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that WINSTON IRONS was sentenced last week to 240 months imprisonment to be followed by 3 years of supervised release after being convicted at trial in August. IRONS was found guilty by a jury of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine” and “Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.”


Trial evidence indicated that IRONS had been distributing both cocaine and marijuana in north central West Virginia for over five years.


IRONS 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 Andrew R. Cogar and investigated by the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Buckhannon Police Department, and the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department.

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