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Clarksburg man sentenced for heroin trafficking

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Larry D. Saunders, 40, of Clarksburg, was sentenced today to 21 months in prison for heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Saunders sold heroin in April 2015 near a Harrison County, West Virginia playground. He pled guilty in September 2015 to one count of “Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location – Aiding and Abetting.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Vogrin and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted Saunders on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 19, 2016