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

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fairmont Man Convicted For Selling Cocaine Near Housing Authority Apartment Building

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Fairmont resident Claude Jones, 29, pled guilty Wednesday to distributing cocaine within 1,000 feet of a protected location, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Jones faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000.00 for selling cocaine within 1,000 feet of the Willow Ridge Apartments, a Fairmont housing facility owned by a public housing authority.

An investigation by the Three Rivers Drug Task Force led to the prosecution of Jones. Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 7, 2015