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Pennsylvania man sentenced for 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, was sentenced today to 22 months incarceration for heroin distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Neal, also known as “CJ,” age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin” and one count of “Distribution of Heroin” in April 2019. Neal admitted to  conspiring to distribute heroin in Harrison County, West Virginia and elsewhere from January 2016 to May 2016.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Updated August 15, 2019

Drug Trafficking