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Morgantown, WV man convicted of cocaine trafficking

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Harvey Orlando Higgs, 29, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was convicted of cocaine trafficking in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Higgs sold cocaine in March 2015 in Monongalia County, West Virginia. He pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael J. Aloi presided.

Updated January 8, 2016

Drug Trafficking