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Two Clarksburg, WV residents sentenced for selling drugs near local playgrounds

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Clarksburg residents were sentenced today for selling cocaine and prescription drugs near local playgrounds, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Davina Bland, 22, of Clarksburg, sold cocaine near Clarksburg City Park – Monticello Avenue Playground in Harrison County, West Virginia. She pled guilty in September 2015 to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.” She was sentenced today to 33 months in prison.

Tyler Shay Romine, 24, of Clarksburg, sold buprenorphine near Clarksburg City Park – Stealy Park, a playground in Harrison County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in September 2015 to one count of “Distribution of Buprenorphine within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.” He was sentenced today to 15 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Montoro and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Updated May 10, 2016

Topic
Drug Trafficking