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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Two convicted of drug trafficking

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two West Virginia residents were convicted in federal court today on drug trafficking charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Ellan Miller, 54, of Fairmont, WV pled guilty today to one count of “Possession of Pseudoephedrine to be used in the Manufacturing of Methamphetamine.” During a Three Rivers Drug Task Force investigation, Miller was discovered in possession of pseudoephedrine in Marion County, West Virginia in September 2014. She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00.

Caraun Lynn-Montez Key, 23, pled guilty today to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone.” During a Mon Valley Drug Task Force investigation, Key was discovered in possession of a significant quantity of oxycodone in Monongalia County, West Virginia in September 2014.  He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00.

Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted Miller and Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted Key on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 8, 2016