Morgantown, WV man pleads guilty to interstate heroin trafficking
CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Justin Donald Myers, 37, of Morgantown, West Virginia, pled guilty to heroin trafficking today in federal court in Clarksburg, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
Myers was among fourteen individuals charged with heroin trafficking when three separate federal indictments disrupted a Michigan to West Virginia heroin trafficking network in February 2016. Specifically, Myers sold heroin in January 2016 near West Virginia University in Monongalia County, West Virginia.
Myers pled guilty today to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.” He faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000. 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 John Aloi presided.