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Clarksburg woman convicted of selling heroin near local playground

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Alicia Radel, 31, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was convicted in federal court today for selling heroin near a local playground, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

An investigation by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, revealed that Radel sold heroin in September 2014 near the Clarksburg City Park – North Side Playground.

Radel pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” She faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000.00. 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 Shawn Morgan is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 8, 2016