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Clarksburg woman sentenced for 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, was sentenced today to 24 months in prison 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. She pled guilty in January 2015 to one count of “Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.”

In another matter, Ellan Miller, 54, of Fairmont, West Virginia was sentenced today to 41 months in prison after she was discovered in possession of medication containing pseudoephedrine in Marion County, West Virginia in September 2014. She pled guilty in January 2015 to one count of “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in the Manufacturing of Methamphetamine,” following an investigation by the Three Rivers Drug Task Force.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted Radel and Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted Miller on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 8, 2016