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Harrison County man convicted of drug charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Clarksburg, West Virginia, man was convicted today of distribution of heroin near a playground, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Richard “Ricky” Joseph Malfregeot, age 28, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin in Proximity of a Protected Location.” Malfregeot admitted to selling heroin within 1,000 feet of North View Park in Harrison County on March 2, 2016.

Malfregeot faces up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated June 26, 2017

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