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

Monday, November 21, 2016

Harrison County man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Steven A. Helms, II, 35, of Clarksburg, West Virginia pled guilty to a heroin distribution charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Helms pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess With the Intent to Deliver Heroin.” He faces up to twenty years in prison 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.

Drug Trafficking
Updated November 21, 2016