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

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Friday, May 15, 2015

New York man sentenced to ten years for selling narcotic painkillers near local playground


CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Morgantown, West Virginia resident Jerome Naquan Haynes, 35, originally of New York, was sentenced today to 121 months in prison after he admitted that he sold oxycodone pills near a Harrison County, West Virginia playground, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Haynes sold oxycodone in March 2014 near Clarksburg City Park – North View in Harrison County. He pled guilty in July 2014 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Oxycodone within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” He will receive credit for time served since May 2014.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided

Updated January 8, 2016