Associated Press Published

W.Va. Woman Convicted on Heroin, Painkiller Trafficking Charge


  A 22-year-old woman faces a prison term and a large fine after her federal conviction on a charge related to a Philadelphia-to-Morgantown drug distribution ring.

The government says Jessie Marie Fox of Mill Creek was convicted in U.S. District Court in Clarksburg on Monday of trafficking in a powerful prescription painkiller.

U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld said Fox could be sentenced to up to four years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 at her sentencing.

Investigators say Fox participated in a drug ring that moved heroin and painkillers from Philadelphia to Morgantown for redistribution and sale.