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Preston County woman admits to oxycodone distribution

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Kingwood, West Virginia woman pled guilty today to her role in an oxycodone distribution operation, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen announced.

Carlee Cuppet, 25, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone.” She admitted to selling oxycodone on September 9, 2015 in Monongalia County.

Cuppet faces up to 20 years incarceration 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 Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated September 18, 2017

Drug Trafficking