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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 8, 2015

Randolph County woman convicted of oxycodone trafficking

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jessie Marie Fox, 22, of Mill Creek, West Virginia, was convicted of oxycodone trafficking today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

An investigation by the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force revealed that Fox participated in a drug distribution operation designed to transport heroin and prescription painkillers across state lines from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Morgantown, West Virginia for redistribution and sale.

Fox pled guilty today to one count of “Use of a Telephone to Facilitate the Distribution of Oxycodone.” She faces up to 4 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. 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 Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull presided.

Updated January 8, 2016