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Detroit man convicted of selling oxycodone near local university

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Tyree Dupree Williams, 21, of Detroit, Michigan, was convicted today of prescription painkiller trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Williams, also known as “Killa,” sold oxycodone in Monongalia County, West Virginia in September 2014 near the campus of West Virginia University. He pled guilty today to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Oxycodone within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” He faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000. 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 Zelda Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 8, 2016