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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Detroit man and Los Angeles man indicted in separate drug-related cases

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Detroit, Michigan man and Los Angeles, California man have been indicted on drug charges, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Aaron Deshawn Campbell, age 28, of Detroit, Michigan, was indicted today by a federal grand jury for one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base in Proximity of a Protected Location,” one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base,” and one count of “Distribution of Heroin.”  The crimes are alleged to have occurred in May and June of 2015 in Monongalia County.

Campbell faces up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000 for the distribution of cocaine near a protected location count and up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine for each of the other counts. 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 Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded program, investigated.

In a separate case, Cesar Navarro, age 38, of Los Angeles, California, was indicted today by a federal grand jury for one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine.” The crime allegedly took place between September 2014 and December 2016 in Grant County.

Navarro faces up to 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. 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 Stephen Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The United States Postal Inspection Service investigated.
 
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 7, 2017