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Pennsylvania man admits to his role in a heroin distribution operation

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Chad Juan M. Neal, of Duquesne, Pennsylvania, has admitted to heroin distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Neal, also known as “CJ,” age 25, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin” and one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” Neal admitted to  conspiring to distribute heroin in Harrison County, West Virginia and elsewhere from January 2016 to May 2016.

Neal faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for each count. 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 Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated April 22, 2019

Drug Trafficking