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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 9, 2015

Four convicted of heroin trafficking in Clarksburg

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Four individuals, including a Pennsylvania man, were convicted of drug trafficking near protected locations in Clarksburg, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Robert Crenshaw, also known as “Pops,” 61, of McKeesport, Pennsylvania, admitted to heroin trafficking near a Clarksburg public housing authority facility. He pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” He faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00.

Al-Teric Garrett, 23, of Clarksburg, admitted to heroin trafficking near a Clarksburg playground in December 2014. He pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” He faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000.00.

Jason Grant, 30, and Whitney M. Golden, 25, both of Clarksburg, admitted to heroin trafficking near a Clarksburg park in December 2014. They each pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location – Aiding and Abetting,” for which they each face between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000.00. Grant also pled guilty to one count of “Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime,” for which he faces up to between five years and life in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, is leading the investigations.

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

Updated January 8, 2016