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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

Monday, October 20, 2014

Charleston Man Pleads Guilty To Heroin Distribution

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Jon Paul Clements, 33, of Charleston, West Virginia, plead guilty in federal court in Charleston to four counts of distributing heroin.  Clements admitted that on July 7, 8, and 9, 2014, and August 19, 2014, he sold heroin to a person who was cooperating with the Metropolitan Drug Enforcement Network Team (MDENT).  The drug deals took place near Ruffner Avenue on Charleston’s East End. 

Clements faces up to 30 years in prison and a 6 year term of supervised release when sentenced on January 28, 2015. 

MDENT was responsible for the investigation of the case.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Monica D. Coleman and Eric Bacaj.  This case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 

Updated January 7, 2015