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Monongalia County woman admits to role in oxycodone distribution ring

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Amanda Gifford, 26, of Morgantown, West Virginia, has admitted to her role in an oxycodone distribution operation, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced.

Gifford pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Use of Communication Facility.” She admitted to using a telephone to help distribute oxycodone in March 2017 in Monongalia County. 

Gifford faces up to four years incarceration and a fine of up to a $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 is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Firearms, Tobacco and Explosives, The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Greater Harrison Drug &Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, the West Virginia State Police, Upshur County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis County Sheriff’s Office, the Buckhannon Police Department, and the Weston Police Department investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided. 

Updated March 9, 2018

Drug Trafficking