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Detroit man sentenced for heroin trafficking

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Wali “Black” Murphy, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced today to 46 months incarceration for drug trafficking, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Murphy, age 25, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin” in September 2017. Murphy admitted to selling heroin in September 2016 in Monongalia County. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 
Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated December 11, 2017

Drug Trafficking