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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Morgantown Resident Sentenced to More than Six Years Imprisonment on Firearms Conviction

Seven Others Appear for Pleas and Sentencing

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA - United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II announced that the following individuals recently appeared in Federal Court in Clarksburg.

SAMAD MADIR HARVEY a/k/a “WES,” age 30, of Morgantown, was sentenced to
77 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. HARVEY was convicted on April 18, 2013, by a Clarksburg jury on one count of “Felon in Possession of a Firearm.” HARVEY was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Morgantown Police Department.

DANNY POSTON, age 24, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 70 months imprisonment to be followed by eight years of supervised release for “Possession with Intent to Distribute in Excess of 28 Grams of Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of Monticello Avenue Playground” on June 2, 2011. POSTON was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. This case was investigated by the Harrison County Drug Task Force consisting of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Bridgeport Police Department

The HARVEY and POSTON cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States
Attorney Zelda E. Wesley.

TROY ANTJUAN CLAYTON a/k/a “NY” a/k/a “PASTOR,” age 29, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 77 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. CLAYTON entered pleas of guilty on April 8, 2013, to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute More than 28 Grams of Crack Cocaine”, six counts of “Distribution of Crack Cocaine within
1,000 Feet of a Protected Location,” one count of “Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premise” to store, distribute and use crack cocaine, and one count of “Distribution of Crack Cocaine.” CLAYTON was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

TAMMY KENNEDY, age 46, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release for the “Distribution of Crack Cocaine within
1,000 Feet of Glen Elk City Park” on June 21, 2012. KENNEDY was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The CLAYTON and KENNEDY cases were prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and investigated by the Harrison County Drug Task Force consisting of officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department and the Bridgeport Police Department.

KHALLID CARTER, age 23, entered a plea of guilty to “Assault of a Correctional Officer Causing Injury” on October 30, 2012, when CARTER assaulted three correctional officers during an incident in the Special Housing Unit. CARTER was sentenced to 36 months imprisonment to run consecutive with his current 120-month sentence.

NATHANIEL TARVER, age 24, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of a Prohibited Object” on October 10, 2012, when TARVER was found to be in possession of homemade weapon. TARVER was sentenced to twelve months imprisonment to run consecutive to his current 261-month sentence.

JEFFREY DUBLIN, age 45, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession of a Prohibited Object” on July 28, 2012,when DUBLIN was found to be in possession of marijuana. DUBLIN was sentenced to two months imprisonment to run consecutive to his current 96-month sentence.

The CARTER, TARVER and DUBLIN cases were prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Brandon S. Flower and investigated by the Special Investigative Services Unit at USP Hazleton.

JOHN HARLOW, age 46, of Clarksburg, was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release for “Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon.” HARLOW was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution. This case was prosecuted by Criminal Chief Shawn A. Morgan and investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Updated March 8, 2016