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Pennsylvania man sentenced for painkiller trafficking

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Kalif Briggs, 33, of Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to 57 months in prison for transporting oxycodone across state lines today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Briggs previously pled guilty in February 2016 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Oxycodone.” Briggs admitted to transporting oxycodone from Philadelphia to Morgantown, West Virginia for redistribution and sale.

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

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

Updated June 16, 2016

Drug Trafficking