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Randolph County man sentenced for heroin distribution

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA –Mark Jay Courtney, of Montrose, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 21 months incarceration for distributing heroin, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Courtney, age 40, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin” in October 2018. Courtney admitted to selling heroin in Randolph County in January 2018.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen D. Warner prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mountain Region Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated March 27, 2019

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