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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Hardy County man sentenced for heroin distribution

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Jason Wayne Russell, 39, of Moorefield, West Virginia, was sentenced to 33 months incarceration for distributing heroin, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Russell collaborated with other individuals to travel to and from Baltimore to distribute heroin in June 2015. He pled guilty to one count of “Interstate Travel in Furtherance of a Drug Crime” in August 2016.  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force and the Hardy County Sheriff’s Office investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated February 14, 2017