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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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September 18, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Two North Carolina Residents Convicted for
Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone

Four Others Appear for Pleas and Sentencing

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II,
announced the convictions of two North Carolina men for selling painkillers in West Virginia.

AARON MONTREAL RIGGIN, age 37, and REGINALD SCOTT, age 45, both of North Carolina, entered pleas of guilty to “Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone” in federal court in Clarksburg. RIGGIN and SCOTT admitted to selling oxycodone in Morgantown, WV, between September of 2011 to April 21, 2012. RIGGIN, who is free on bond, and SCOTT, who is in custody, each face up to 20 years in prison. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley and investigated by the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

HALEY HOBLITZELL, age 24, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced to
21 months in prison and 3 years of supervised release for “Theft of Firearms” on August 9, 2012. HOBLITZELL was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Wesley and was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the West Virginia State Police.

MARCUS ALLEN, age 51, an inmate at the federal prison in Gilmer County, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of a Prohibited Object” when staff at the institution confiscated a small plastic bottle containing marijuana which had been given to ALLEN by a visitor. ALLEN was sentenced to 4 months in prison to run consecutive to his current 175-month sentence. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Special Investigative Services Unit at FCI Gilmer.

RONALD CLEVENGER, age 70, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 5 years of probation and ordered to make restitution in the amount of $115,150.06 for “Embezzlement, Theft and Conversion of Government Funds.” From October of 1999 to September of 2010, CLEVENGER converted benefits from agencies of the United States by taking Social Security and Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation benefits that were paid to CLEVENGER’s deceased mother. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew R. Cogar and investigated by the Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General and the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General.

GREGGORY MAYFIELD, age 49, of Albright, West Virginia, was sentenced to 5 years of probation for “Possession of Stolen Explosives” from December of 2012 to February 20, 2013, in Preston County. This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shawn A. Morgan and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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