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

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Three Convicted Of Drug Trafficking Offenses

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ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Three West Virginia residents pled guilty in federal court to drug trafficking offenses, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today

Jeremiah Dustin Dean, 33, of Moorefield, West Virginia, was discovered with oxycodone pills during the course of an investigation by the West Virginia State Police and the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force. He pled guilty today to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00.

Mindy Rachelle Leary, 26, of Durbin, West Virginia, and Justin Gregory Riffe, 24, of Bartow, West Virginia, admitted to distributing pseudoephedrine, a component used to manufacture methamphetamine. They each pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of a Laboratory Supply, Knowingly to Manufacture Methamphetamine” Each defendant faces up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.00.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Steve Warner is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 7, 2015