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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 4, 2014

Morgantown Man Convicted Of Cocaine Trafficking


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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Arthur Sean Warner, 43, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was convicted of cocaine trafficking today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced.

An investigation by the Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force revealed that Warner repeatedly sold crack cocaine throughout 2014.

Warner pled guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine Base.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. He will also forfeit $9,365.00. 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 Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 7, 2015