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Michigan residents sentenced for roles in oxycodone distribution operation

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Darmatrice Love and Kenyata Boudreaux, both of Detroit Michigan, have been sentenced for their roles in a drug distribution operation, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Love, age 33, was sentenced today to 135 months incarceration.  Boudreaux, age 42, was sentenced today to 24 months probation. Love and Boudreaux each pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Maintaining Drug-Involved Premises” in March 2018. 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro 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.

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

Updated October 11, 2019

Drug Trafficking