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

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Clarksburg woman admits to her role in a drug distribution operation

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Kamesha Sherrail Claypool, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, has admitted to her role in a drug distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Claypool, age 24, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Heroin” and one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of the Controlled Substance Analogue Cyclopropylfentanyl.”  Claypool admitted to selling the heroin and cyclopropylfentanyl in August 2017 in Harrison County.

Claypool faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,0000 for each count. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The case was investigated by the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated April 11, 2018