Clarksburg, W.Va.– Federal authorities have made a major drug bust in West Virginia.
U.S. Attorney Bill Ihlenfeld says a Federal Grand Jury meeting in Clarksburg has returned a 48-count indictment against 18 individuals on charges relating to the sale of cocaine and heroin in the Morgantown area.
Ihlenfeld says the charges stem from distribution of the drugs from the summer of 2010 to the spring of this year in Monongalia County. In addition to conspiracy, other charges include selling heroin and cocaine within 1,000 feet of schools, including WVU, Brookhaven Elementary School and two playgrounds—Tot Lot at Marjorie Gardens and the Star City playground.
Each defendant faces multiple years in prison if convicted. Those charged include:
–Charles E. Jefferson, Jr. aka “LC,” 25, Westover
–Mahmoud Fares Abulaban, aka “Mac,” 24, Morgantown
–Anthony Michael Fata, aka “Hubba,” 24, Morgantown
–Jacob White, 25
–Eric Sneed, 24
–Bartley Jefferson, aka “Bart,” 22, Morgantown
–Christina Shaffer, 27, Morgantown
–Brittany Bower, 26, Morgantown
–Angela Nelson, 33
–Farrah Echard, 24, Reedsville.
–Ben Phares, 26, Kingwood
–Greg Williams, 40
–Wright Bowen, 31
–William Blosser, 29, Morgantown
–Jason Hunt, 31, Core.
–Devon Johnson, aka “Ty, 25, of McKees Rocks, Pa.
–Rayson Brown, aka “Ray Dallaz,” aka “Turtle,” 22, West Homestead, Pa.
–Gregory Morris, aka “KG,” aka “Killers,” 30, West Mifflin, Pa.