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Harrison County woman receives 15-year sentence for the distribution of fentanyl

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Taylor Michelle Syslo, of Lost Creek, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 180 months incarceration for distributing fentanyl, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Syslo, age 25, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Fentanyl” in July 2017.  As a part of the binding plea agreement, Syslo admitted to distributing the fentanyl that resulted in the death of a Marion County man. The crime occurred in September 2016 in Marion County.

Syslo was also ordered to pay $1,728.44 to cover funeral expenses for the victim in this case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn M. Adkins and 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, with the assistance of the 3 Rivers Task Force and White Hall Police Department. 
Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated December 11, 2017

Drug Trafficking