Two Clarksburg residents were sentenced on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, for selling cocaine and prescription drugs near local playgrounds, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Davina Bland, 22, of Clarksburg, sold cocaine near Clarksburg City Park – Monticello Avenue Playground in Harrison County, West Virginia. She pled guilty in September 2015 to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.” She was sentenced May 10, 2016 to 33 months in prison.

Tyler Shay Romine, 24, of Clarksburg, sold buprenorphine near Clarksburg City Park – Stealy Park, a playground in Harrison County, West Virginia. He pled guilty in September 2015 to one count of “Distribution of Buprenorphine within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.” He was sentenced today to 15 months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah Montoro and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Editor’s Note: The information above is directly from a press release from the Office of the United States Attorney, Northern District of West Virginia.

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