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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

All of the defendants accused in an oxycodone distribution operation have admitted to their roles.

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – All 34 individuals have admitted to their roles in an oxycodone disitribution operation spanning two states and four North Central West Virginia counties that resulted in a 129-count federal indictment.

Those individuals who have pled to drug charges include the hyperlinked names below. Twenty-nine of those have also been sentenced to a combined 73 years incarceration. Click on their names to view the latest press release about their individual cases.


Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley is handling the cases on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, led the investigation. The Task Force consists of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office, Morgantown Police Department, the Star City Police Department, the West Virginia State Police, the West Virginia University Police Department, the Granville Police Department, and the Monongalia County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. The US Marshals Service, the Internal Revenue Service, the Monongalia County Processing and Transport Personnel, the Greater Harrison County Drug Task Force MHIT Group, the Mountain State Drug Task Force, the Three Rivers Drug Task Force-Fairmont, and the Fairmont Police Department assisted in the arrest operation in June 2017. In addition, West Virginia State Police and the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office allowed the use of their spaces to coordinate those efforts.  


Drug Trafficking
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Updated January 29, 2020