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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 – Hunter Queen, of Nutter Fort, West Virginia, was sentenced to 21 months incarceration for his role in a heroin distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Queen, age 22, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin” and one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Heroin in Proximity to a Protected Location” in July 2018. Queen admitted to distributing heroin from January to May 2016 in various locations in Harrison County, including near Simpson Elementary School.

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 November 13, 2018

Drug Trafficking