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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Two Detroit men convicted of oxycodone trafficking

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Cary Dailey, 25, and Lance Demarco Harris, 21, both of Detroit, Michigan, were convicted in federal court today for prescription painkiller trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

An investigation by the Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force revealed that Dailey and Harris were involved in the distribution of oxycodone in Monongalia County, West Virginia during the fall of 2014. Dailey was discovered in possession of oxycodone in September 2014. He pled guilty today to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone.” Harris sold oxycodone in September 2014. He pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone.”

Both defendants face 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 Zelda Wesley is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 8, 2016