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Harrison County man admits to fentanyl charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – James Curtis Jones, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, has admitted to a fentanyl charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Jones, 25, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Heroin and Fentanyl in Proximity to a Protected Location.” Jones admitted to selling heroin and fentanyl near Emmanuel Christian School in May 2020 in Harrison County.

Jones faces at least one year and up to 40 years of incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon S. Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated August 9, 2022

Drug Trafficking