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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 8, 2014

Delaware Man Convicted Of Heroin Trafficking


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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Clarksburg, West Virginia resident Antonio DeJesus, 28, originally of Delaware, was convicted today in federal court on heroin trafficking charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

An investigation by the Clarksburg, West Virginia Police Department and the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, revealed that DeJesus was involved in heroin trafficking throughout August and September 2014.

DeJesus pled guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. 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. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 7, 2015