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Northern District of West Virginia
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August 27, 2015

Morgantown Woman Sentenced in Multi-State Heroin, Oxycodone Trafficking Scheme

CLARKSBURG, WV—Loren Delaney, 24, of Morgantown, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 46 months in prison for her role in a multi-state heroin and oxycodone trafficking operation, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Delaney was among 21 individuals charged in a 65-count federal indictment in November 2014. The indictment disrupted an extensive drug trafficking operation in which heroin and oxycodone were transported across state lines from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Morgantown, West Virginia for redistribution and sale throughout the region.

Delaney, also known as “Lo,” sold oxycodone in Monongalia County, West Virginia. She pled guilty in March 2015 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting Distribution of Oxycodone.”

The leader of the drug trafficking operation, Juwan Robert Woods, 32, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, pled guilty in April 2015 to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Oxycodone within 1000’ of Protected Location.” Specifically, Woods admitted that he distributed oxycodone near Wiles Hill playground in Monongalia County, West Virginia in May 2014. He is currently scheduled to be sentenced on August 28, 2015.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

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

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