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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 2, 2018

Upshur County man sentenced for his role in an oxycodone distribution operation

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Christopher Moriarty, of Buckhannon, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 18 months incarceration for distributing oxycodone, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Moriarty, age 25, pled guilty to “Distribution of Oxycodone” in January 2018. Moriarty admitted to selling oxycodone in June 2015 in Upshur County.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crime Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, led the investigation, which was initiated as an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) investigation. The Task Force consists of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office, Morgantown Police Department, the Star City Police Department, the West Virginia State Police, the West Virginia University Police Department, the Granville Police Department, and the Monongalia County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.
 
Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Prescription Drugs
Updated July 2, 2018