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Clarksburg woman admits to her role in a drug distribution operation

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Michelle Elaine Queen, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, has admitted to her role in a drug distribution operation, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Queen, age 48, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” Queen admitted to selling heroin in January 2017 in Harrison County.

Queen faces up to 20 years incarceration  and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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.

Updated October 4, 2019

Drug Trafficking