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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, January 22, 2016

Clarksburg, WV man convicted of heroin trafficking

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Randy Joe Jones, 32, of Clarksburg, was convicted of heroin trafficking today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Jones sold heroin near Harrison Street Park in Harrison County, West Virginia. He pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Heroin Within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.” He faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $4,000,000. 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 Shawn Adkins 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. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 22, 2016