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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 3, 2016

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jewel D. Woods, 19, of McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to the distribution of heroin in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Woods admitted that he sold heroin in Harrison County, West Virginia in January 2016 and he now faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Traci M. Cook 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. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated November 3, 2016