Skip to main content
Press Release

Michigan man admits to heroin trafficking charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Detroit, Michigan man pled guilty today to a drug trafficking charge, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Wali “Black” Murphy, age 25, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” Murphy admitted to selling heroin in September 2016 in Monongalia County. 

Murphy 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 prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 
Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated September 11, 2017

Drug Trafficking