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Leader of Philadelphia to Morgantown heroin, oxycodone trafficking scheme sentenced

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Juwan Robert Woods, 32, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 87 months in prison for his leadership role in a multi-state heroin and oxycodone trafficking operation, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Woods was among 21 individuals charged in a 65-count federal indictment in November 2014. The indictment disrupted an extensive drug trafficking operation in which heroin and oxycodone were transported across state lines from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Morgantown, West Virginia for redistribution and sale throughout the region.

Woods pled guilty in April 2015 to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Oxycodone within 1000’ of Protected Location.” Specifically, Woods admitted that he distributed oxycodone near Wiles Hill playground in Monongalia County, West Virginia in May 2014.

Another participant in the trafficking operation, Terri Shuttlesworth, 25, of Fairmont, West Virginia was sentenced to 10 months in prison for selling oxycodone in Monongalia County in late 2013 and early 2014. He pled guilty in February 2015 to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

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

Updated January 8, 2016

Drug Trafficking