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

Friday, December 19, 2014

Two Clarksburg Men Arrested For Heroin Trafficking

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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Authorities in Harrison County recovered large quantities of heroin and U.S. currency, along with marijuana, numerous prescription pills, and firearms, during law enforcement operations yesterday, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

While executing two federal search warrants obtained by the Greater Harrison County Drug Task Force for residences in Clarksburg, the West Virginia State Police recovered nearly 400 stamp bags of heroin and U.S. currency from 30-year-old Jason Grant. The Task Force is a HIDTA-funded initiative.

Additionally, officers from the Clarksburg Police Department, including one assigned to the Mountaineer Highway Interdiction Team (“MHIT South”), recovered approximately 400 stamp bags of heroin, ammunition, and a cellular telephone from 33-year-old Al Teric Garrett.

Grant and Garrett, both Clarksburg, West Virginia residents, are in federal custody after being named in separate criminal complaints charging them each with “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” A complaint is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 7, 2015