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Detroit man sentenced for oxycodone distribution

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Devante Maddox, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced today to three years probation for his role in an oxycodone distribution operation, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Maddox, age 27, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone” in October 2019. Maddox admitted to selling oxycodone in January 2017 in Monongalia County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 28, 2020

Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs