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Monongalia County woman admits to maintaining a drug house

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - A Morgantown, West Virginia woman has admitted to having a drug-involved premises, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Brianna Blackman, also known as “BB,” age 22, pled guilty to one count of “Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premises.” Blackman admitted to maintaining an apartment in Rhea Terrace in Fairmont in Marion County, West Virginia for the purpose of distributing oxycodone. The crime occurred from May until December 2016.

Blackman faces 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 case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

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

Updated October 13, 2017

Drug Trafficking