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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Philadelphia man found guilty of heroin, oxycodone trafficking

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal jury convicted Keevus Weeks, 32, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania of heroin and oxycodone trafficking today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Evidence presented at trial indicated that Weeks was involved in a drug trafficking operation in which heroin and oxycodone were transported across state lines from Philadelphia to Morgantown, West Virginia for redistribution and sale throughout the region.

Following a 3 day trial, a jury found Weeks guilty of one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone and Heroin,” two counts of “Distribution of Oxycodone within 1000 feet of a Protected Location,” and one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone.”

For the “Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone and Heroin” charge, Weeks faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Weeks faces between one to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000 for each of the “Distribution of Oxycodone within 1000 feet of a Protected Location” charges. For the “Distribution of Oxycodone” charge, Weeks faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed for each charge will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

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.

Topic: 
Drug Trafficking
Updated June 15, 2016