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

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Two Morgantown residents convicted of oxycodone trafficking

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Brett Ehrhardt, 29, and Loren Delaney, 23, both of Morgantown, West Virginia, were convicted in federal court today for prescription painkiller trafficking in Monongolia County, West Virginia, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

An investigation by the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force revealed that Ehrhardt and Delaney were involved in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Morgantown, West Virginia heroin and prescription painkiller distribution operation.

Ehrhardt admitted to selling oxycodone near West Virginia University when he pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” He faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000.00. Delaney, also known as “Lo,” pled guilty today to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Oxycodone.” She 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 Zelda Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 8, 2016