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) 234-7725 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist
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November 25, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Task Force Investigation Leads
to Indictment of Four Individuals on Heroin Charges
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that an investigation by the Greater Harrison County Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force has led to a federal indictment of four individuals for heroin trafficking.
TRAYVON TERELL SNOE, age 22, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; MEGAN LEE GRAEBER, age 28, of Bridgeport, West Virginia; CRYSTAL DAWN ROTH, age 31, of Meadowbrook, West Virginia; and, SAMANTA COTTRILL, age 22, of Hepzibah, West Virginia, were named in a five-count Indictment charging each with “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin” from August of 2013 to October 29, 2013, in the Harrison County area.
SNOE and GRAEBER each face a total of four counts; ROTH faces a total of three counts; and, COTTRILL faces two counts.
In addition to the conspiracy charge, other charges include “Distribution of Heroin,” “Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 Feet of Pierpont Community and Technical College” and “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.”
The U.S. Attorney’s Office is seeking to forfeit $2,104 that was seized on October 29, 2013. Said currency is alleged to be proceeds obtained from the illegal activity.
The defendants each face up to twenty years in prison on the conspiracy, distribution and possession with intent to distribute charges and up to forty years in prison on the protected location charge.
The case was investigated by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force consists of officers from the Bridgeport Police Department; Clarksburg Police Department; Drug Enforcement Administration; West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the United States Postal Inspection Service; and, the United States Marshals Service. The case will be prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan.
All of the charges contained in the above-referenced indictment are merely accusations and not evidence of guilt, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offense and the criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
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