Michigan residents admit to roles in oxycodone distribution operation
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Detroit Michigan residents have admitted to their roles in a drug distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Darmatrice Love, age 32, and Kenyata Boudreaux, age 41, each pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Maintaining Drug-Involved Premises.” Love and Boudreaux admitted to managing an apartment on Riddle Avenue in Morgantown, West Virginia, to distribute oxycodone. The crime occurred from October 2016 to March 2017.
Love and Boudreaux each face up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $500,000. 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 Valley Drug and Violent Crime Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, led the investigation. The Task Force consists of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office, Morgantown Police Department, the Star City Police Department, the West Virginia State Police, the West Virginia University Police Department, the Granville Police Department, and the Monongalia County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
The investigation was funded in part 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.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.