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Four sentenced for drug trafficking offenses

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Four individuals were sentenced today in federal court in Clarksburg for drug trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Daleron K. Stewart, 26, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Darrell Jeffery Mar, 21, of Verona, Pennsylvania, conspired to possess and sell heroin in Harrison and Monongalia Counties throughout 2014. They each pled guilty in November 2015 to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin.” Stewart was sentenced today to 30 months in prison and Mar was sentenced today to 21 months in prison.
Miranda D. Swiger, 21, of Longwood, Florida, was discovered in possession of heroin in January 2015 in Taylor County, West Virginia. She pled guilty in November 2015 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin – Aiding and Abetting.” She was sentenced today to 24 months in prison.

James Michael Conley, 38, of Clarksburg, sold morphine in September 2014 near Pierpont Community and Technical College in Harrison County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in November 2015 to one count of “Distribution of Morphine within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.” He was sentenced today to 14 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shawn Adkins and Stephen Warner prosecuted Conley, Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted Swiger, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Cogar prosecuted Mar and Stewart on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated each of the defendants.

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

Updated March 8, 2016

Drug Trafficking