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West Virginia man convicted, sentenced for cocaine distribution

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA– Claude Jones, 33, of Fairmont, West Virginia was convicted and sentenced today for cocaine distribution, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Jones sold cocaine in the Fairmont area of Monongalia County during January 2014.  Jones pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine within 1000 feet of a Protected Location.” He was sentenced today to 120 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug Task Force investigated. 

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

Updated June 21, 2016

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