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

Friday, March 16, 2018

Michigan man admits to heroin distribution

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Danzavious Dolphus, of Harper Woods, Michigan, has admitted to a drug distribution charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Dolphus, also known as “Dash,” age 24, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” Dolphus admitted to selling heroin in June 2017 in Monongalia County.

Dolphus faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 
Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated March 16, 2018