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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 4, 2015

Marshall County woman convicted of heroin and cocaine trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Miranda Calissie, 29, of Moundsville, West Virginia, was convicted in federal court today of heroin and cocaine trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Calissie, along with other individuals, collaborated to distribute heroin and cocaine that had been transported across state lines from Cleveland, Ohio into Northern West Virginia.

Calissie pled guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy.” She 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 Randy Bernard prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Marshall County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp presided.

Updated January 8, 2016