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Pittsburgh, PA man pleads guilty to selling heroin in West Virginia

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Raimonte Gaston, 23, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, pled guilty to heroin trafficking today in federal court in Clarksburg, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
Gaston sold heroin in Harrison County, West Virginia. He pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” He 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 will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.
Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shawn Adkins and Stephen Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

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

Updated June 10, 2016

Drug Trafficking