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Harrison County man sentenced for his role in a heroin distribution operation

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Zachary Allen Queen, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 15 months incarceration for his role in a heroin distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Queen, age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of the Controlled Substance Analogue Cyclopropylfentanyl” in March 2018. Queen admitted to selling cyclopropylfentanyl in August 2017 in Harrison County.

Queen is facing up to 20 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 Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated August 2, 2018

Drug Trafficking