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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Morgantown man charged with multiple oxycodone distribution charges

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Shawn Collins, 43, of Morgantown, West Virginia with distribution of oxycodone, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In February through May of 2015, Collins was allegedly in possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone in Monongalia County, WV on three separate occasions.
 
Collins was charged with three counts of “Distribution of Oxycodone.” He faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine up to $1,000,000 for each count. 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 handling the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police - BCI are investigating.
 
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 2, 2016