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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Hardy County man pleads guilty to traveling across state lines to distribute heroin

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Jason Wayne Russell, 39, of Moorefield, West Virginia, pled guilty today for traveling across state lines to the Baltimore area to procure heroin, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Russell pled guilty today to one count of “Interstate Travel in Furtherance of a Drug Crime.” He   faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated September 13, 2016