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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Two Clarksburg men sentenced for heroin trafficking

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Jason Grant, 30, and Douglas Dustin Lish, 30, both of Clarksburg, were each sentenced in federal court on heroin trafficking charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced. 

Grant was discovered in possession of heroin and a 9mm pistol in December 2014 near the Clarksburg City Park – Monticello Avenue Playground in Harrison County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in March 2015 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location,” and one count of “Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.” He was sentenced to 46 months in prison on the distribution charge and 60 months in prison on the firearms charge, for a total sentence of 106 months. He was also ordered to forfeit his interest in $1,156.50 in United States currency and the 9mm pistol.

Lish, also known as “D-Fresh,” was discovered in possession of heroin and a 9mm pistol in Harrison County, West Virginia in October 2014. He pled guilty in February 2015 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin,” and one count of “Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime.” He was sentenced to 18 months in prison on the possession charge and 60 months in prison on the firearms charge, for a total sentence of 78 months. He was further ordered to forfeit his interest in $5,030.95 in United States currency and the 9mm pistol.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated both defendants.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Updated January 8, 2016