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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 23, 2018

Four sentenced for their roles in an oxycodone distribution operation

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Four West Virginia residents were sentenced to a combined 73 months incarceration for their roles in an oxycodone distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Floyd Pancoast, of Pursglove, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 10 months incarceration. Pancoast, age 24, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Use of Communication Facility” in October 0217. Pancoast admitted to using a telephone to help distribute oxycodone in Monongalia County in February 2017.

Jason Pancoast, of Pursglove, was sentenced today to 18 months incarceration. Pancoast, age 23, pled guilty to one count of “Use of a Firearm During and in Relation to a Drug Offense” in October 2017. Pancoast admitted to having and using a pistol in connection to a drug trafficking crime. The crime occurred in March 2017 in Monongalia County.

Leon Jamar Maddox, age 35, of Fairmont, was sentenced to 37 months incarceration. He pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone” in October 2017. Maddox admitted to selling oxycodone in Monongalia County in September 2015.

Amanda Maddox, age 33, of Morgantown, was sentenced to eight months incarceration. She pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Use of Communication Facility” in October 2017. Maddox admitted to using a telephone to assist in distributing oxycodone in Monongalia County in March 2017.

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

The investigation was funded in part 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.
 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated February 23, 2018