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Wetzel County man convicted of oxycodone trafficking

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Jamie Alexander Jones, 28, of Pine Grove, West Virginia, was convicted of oxycodone trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Jones was discovered in Wetzel County, West Virginia in possession of oxycodone in late 2014 during the course of an investigation by the West Virginia State Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Jones pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone.” He faces up to 20 years in prison 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 Jarod Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp presided.

Updated January 8, 2016