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Two men sentenced for heroin distribution

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two men were sentenced today in federal court for distributing heroin in Monongalia County, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Ryan Hayworth, 22, of Mullens, West Virginia, was sentenced to twelve months and one day in prison for one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.” Hayworth sold heroin in March 2015 near West Virginia University. The heroin was transported into the region from Michigan.

Romelle DeShaun Stevens, 27, of Detroit, Michigan, was sentenced to six months in prison for one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” Stevens sold heroin in Monongalia County, West Virginia in December 2015.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

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

Updated October 31, 2016

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