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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, September 23, 2016

Out of state men sentenced for distributing heroin, oxycodone

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two men, one from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and one from Detroit, Michigan, were sentenced today for distributing heroin and oxycodone, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Keevus Weeks, 33, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 135 months for his role in a drug trafficking operation in which heroin and oxycodone were transported across state lines from Philadelphia to Morgantown, West Virginia for redistribution and sale throughout the region. Weeks was found guilty of one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone and Heroin,” two counts of “Distribution of Oxycodone within 1000 feet of a Protected Location,” and one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone” in June 2016.

Draylon Eric Beecham, 41, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced to 46 months for distributing heroin near North Elementary School in Monongalia County, West Virginia. Beecham pled guilty to “Distribution of Heroin within 1000’ of a Protected Location” in May 2016.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated the Weeks case. The Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Task Force also investigation the Beecham case.

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

Updated September 23, 2016