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

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Harrison County woman indicted for fentanyl distribution

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Lost Creek, West Virginia woman has been indicted for allegedly distributing fentanyl, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Taylor Michelle Syslo, age 24, was indicted today by a federal grand jury sitting in Wheeling for one count of “Distribution of Fentanyl.”  The crime is alleged to have occurred in September 2016 in Marion County.

Syslo faces up to life 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 Shawn M. Adkins and Assistant U.S Attorney Traci M. Cook are prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Drug Trafficking
Updated February 7, 2017