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Two Pennsylvania men sentenced for heroin trafficking

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Qaaim Clark, 34, and Reginald Maurice Teasley, Jr., 38, both of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were sentenced today in federal court for heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Clark was sentenced today to 51 months in prison. An investigation by the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Task Force revealed that Clark was involved in a drug distribution operation in which heroin and prescription painkillers were transported across state lines from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Morgantown, West Virginia for redistribution and sale. Specifically, Clark sold heroin in April 2014 in Monongalia County, West Virginia near West Virginia University. He pled guilty in June 2015 to one count of “Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.”

Teasley was sentenced today to 46 months in prison after he was discovered in possession of heroin in October 2014 in Harrison County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in May 2015 to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin” following an investigation by the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted Clark and Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Cogar and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted Teasley on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 8, 2016

Drug Trafficking