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Two West Virginia residents admit to their roles in an oxycodone distribution operation

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A Monongalia County woman and an Upshur County man have admitted to their roles in distributing oxycodone, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Marjorie Sue Webster, of Maidsville, age 24, pled guilty to “Unlawful Use of Communication Facility.” Webster admitted to using a phone to assist others in distributing oxycodone in March 2017 in Monongalia County. 

Christopher Moriarty, of Buckhannon, age 25, pled guilty to “Distribution of Oxycodone.” Moriarty admitted to selling oxycodone in June 2015 in Upshur County.

Webster faces up to four years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,0000. Moriarty faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated January 4, 2018

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