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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Lewis County woman sentenced for her role in an oxycodone distribution operation

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Makyna Kancso, of Crawford, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 15 months incarceration for distributing oxycodone, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Kancso, age 23, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone” in September 2017. She admitted to distributing oxycodone in Upshur County in June 2015.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Prescription Drugs
Updated May 4, 2018