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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 8, 2016

Pennsylvania man charged with heroin, firearm charges

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Jewel D. Woods, 19, of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania with a heroin and a firearm charge, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In January 2016, Woods allegedly possessed heroin with the intent to distribute the drug in Harrison County, WV. He also allegedly possessed a Glock pistol in furtherance of the drug trafficking crime.  Woods is charged with one count of “Possession with Intent to Deliver Heroin,” and one count of “Possession of Firearm in Furtherance of Drug Trafficking Crime.”

He faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine up to $1,000,000 for the possession with intent to deliver heroin charge and five years to life in prison and a fine up to $250,000 for the firearm charge.

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 handling the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the Clarksburg Police Department are investigating.
 
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 8, 2016