Two individuals were convicted of heroin trafficking today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Jeremiah Robert Dodrill, 34, of Spelter, West Virginia, sold heroin in October 2014 near Spelter Park, a playground located in Harrison County, West Virginia. He pled guilty on October 1, 2015 to one count of “Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.” He faces between one and forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000.

Adam Thomas Mitchell, 29, of Clarksburg, sold heroin in Harrison County, West Virginia in April 2015. He pled guilty on October 1, 2015 to one count of “Distribution of Heroin – Aiding and Abetting.” 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 defendants.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Zelda Wesley and Stephen Warner along with former Assistant U.S. Attorney Shawn Morgan prosecuted Mitchell and Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda Wesley prosecuted Dodrill on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated each defendant.

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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