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Two convicted of heroin trafficking

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

ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – John Daniel Barnett, 39, and Kaylei Oressa Wilson, 26, both of Petersburg, West Virginia, were convicted today of heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Barnett and Wilson, along with other individuals, conspired to possess and sell heroin in Grant County, West Virginia throughout 2014 and 2015.

The defendants each pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” Barnett and Wilson each face up to 20 years in prison. 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 Michael Stein prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police and the Potomac Highlands Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

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

Updated January 8, 2016