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Three Family Members And Associate Sentenced For Moundsville Pill Ring

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

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - Chief Judge John Preston Bailey sentenced four members of a Moundsville pill conspiracy last week, including three family members, in United States District Court in Wheeling.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:

Two of the defendants who were brothers, Carl William Goddard Jr., age 49, and John Harvey Goddard Sr., age 47, both of Moundsville, were sentenced to 46 and 21 months respectively for their December pleas of guilty to “Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II pills.” The other defendants were John Harvey Goddard Jr., age 26 of Moundsville, and Roy C. Crow, age 27, of New Martinsville, who received sentences of 15 and 21 months for their pleas to “Distribution of Oxycodone.” John Jr.’s federal sentence is not to start until he completes a state 1 -10 year sentence for parole violation. Each of the defendants are also subject to a 3 year term of supervised release after their release from prison.

The convictions are the result of part of a multi-agency investigation by the Marshall County Drug Task Force, the West Virginia State Police, and DEA into drug distribution from the Goddard’s residence in Moundsville. During the investigation 13 controlled buys of pills were made of oxycodone and morphine, the majority of which occurred from the residence, culminating in the execution of federal search warrants in October, 2012. Evidence from the investigation revealed the group was responsible for distributing at least 500 oxycodone pills.

As part of the pleas, the residence is being forfeited along with $2,280 in drug proceeds seized during the search warrant execution.

All 4 defendants were remanded to the United States Marshall’s custody. A trial remains set in June for the remaining defendant, another family member.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr.

Updated January 7, 2015