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Two West Virginia women 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 a Harrison County woman admitted to their roles in distributing oxycodone, United States Attorney William J. Powell announced.

Ariel Blosser, of Morgantown, age 28, pled guilty to “Distribution of Oxycodone.” Blosser admitted to selling oxycodone in February 2016 in Monongalia County. 

Brandy Miller, of Salem, age 28, pled guilty to “Unlawful Use of Communication Facility.” Miller admitted to using a phone to assist others in distributing oxycodone in March 2017 in Monongalia County.

Blosser faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Miller faces up to four years incarceration and a fine of up to $250,0000. 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 November 2, 2017

Drug Trafficking