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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Clarksburg woman pleads guilty to heroin distribution

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Danna J. Hern, 30, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, pled guilty to heroin distribution in federal court today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Hern pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess With the Intent to Deliver Heroin.”  She faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine 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 prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated September 27, 2016