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West Virginia man admits to federal drug charge

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Cedric Pierre Young, age 32, of Fairmont, West Virginia, has pled guilty to distribution of heroin and fentanyl in proximity to a protected location.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Young, also known as “Billy,” sold heroin and fentanyl near Fifth Street Park playground and the Marion County Adult and Community Education Center, both in Marion County. A search of two properties connected to Young yielded hundreds of grams of fentanyl.

Young faces at least one and up to 40 years in prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Flower is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

The Three Rivers Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated February 12, 2024

Drug Trafficking