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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Two Sentenced For Selling Heroin Near Local Schools


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CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Two Morgantown, West Virginia residents were sentenced for selling heroin near local schools, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Angela Nelson, 35, was sentenced to 51 months in prison for selling heroin near Brookhaven Elementary School in Morgantown, West Virginia. She pled guilty in March 2014 to one count of "Distribution of Heroin within 1000' of Protected Location."

Bartley Jefferson, 25, was sentenced to 21 months in prison for selling heroin near the West Virginia University campus in Morgantown, West Virginia. He pled guilty in February 2014 to one count of "Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Heroin within 1000' of Protected Location."

Additionally, Christina Shaffer, 29, also of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced to 41 months in prison for selling heroin in April 2012. She pled guilty in February 2014 to one count of "Distribution of Heroin."

Each defendant was also ordered to forfeit $1,551.00.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The case was investigated by the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

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

Updated January 7, 2015