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Lewis County man convicted of painkiller trafficking

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Alex Paul Jordan, 26, of Jane Lew, West Virginia, was convicted in federal court today of oxycodone trafficking,  United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Jordan admitted to his involvement in oxycodone trafficking in Lewis County, West Virginia in January 2014. He pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone – Aiding and Abetting.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. 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 Stephen Warner is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Lewis County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 8, 2016