U.S. Attorney's Office
Northern District of West Virginia
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October 15, 2015

Pennsylvania Man Convicted of Heroin Trafficking

CLARKSBURG, WV—Khalil Brown, 34, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was convicted of heroin trafficking in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Brown, also known as “Shadow,” 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.

Brown sold heroin in 2014 near West Virginia University in Monongalia County, West Virginia. He pled guilty to “Distribution of Heroin within 1000 feet of a Protected Location.” He faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000. 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 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 Metro Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

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

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