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Two convicted of heroin, oxycodone trafficking

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Zora D. Parks, 29, of Boothsville, West Virginia, and Brittany Wodzinski, 25, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, were convicted of heroin and oxycodone trafficking today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

In early 2015, Parks allowed her Taylor County residence to be used to store and distribute heroin. She pled guilty today to one count of “Maintaining Drug-Involved Premises.” She faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $500,000. The Eastern Panhandle Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

Wodzinski was among 21 individuals charged in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Morgantown, West Virginia heroin and oxycodone trafficking operation in November 2014. She pled guilty today to one count of “Use of a Telephone to Facilitate the Distribution of Oxycodone.” She faces up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. The West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

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 Zelda Wesley prosecuted Wodzinski, and Wesley and Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted Parks on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 8, 2016

Drug Trafficking