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Monongalia County woman admits to her role in an oxycodone distribution operation

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Bobbie Jo Phillips, of  Morgantown, West Virginia, pled guilty today to an oxycodone and cocaine distribution charge, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Phillips, age 30, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Use of Communication Facility.” He admitted to using a phone to aide in the distribution of oxycodone and cocaine in Monongalia County in March 2017.

Phillips faces up to four years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,000. 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 Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated September 7, 2017

Drug Trafficking