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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Monongalia County man pleads guilty to oxycodone distribution

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Shawn Collins, 43, of Morgantown, West Virginia, pled guilty to the distribution of oxycodone in federal court today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Collins admitted that he sold oxycodone in Monongalia County in April 2015 and he now faces up to twenty years in prison 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 prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Virginia State Police investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated October 4, 2016