U.S. Attorney Indicts 8 from Harrison Co. for Distributing Killer Overdose Drug Fentanyl

By Local News | January 20, 2018
Eight people have been indicted by a grand jury on January 9, 2018 for drug distribution charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced. 

The 30-count indictment alleges a conspiracy to distribute heroin, fentanyl, as well as marijuana in Harrison County from an unknown date to September 2017. Those named in the indictment are:

• Ernest Russell Claypool, Jr., age 53, of Clarksburg, West Virginia
• Michelle Elaine Queen, age 46, of Clarksburg, West Virginia
• Chadley Russell Claypool, age 31, of Clarksburg, West Virginia
• Armand Taylor, also known as Scrap, age 24, of Penn Hills, Pennsylvania
• Jordan Michael Conaway, age 23, of Clarksburg, West Virginia
• Colton Justice Kallel, age 21, of Clarksburg, West Virginia
• Zachery Allen Queen, age 25, of Clarksburg, West Virginia
• Kamesha Sherrail Claypool, age 23, of Clarksburg, West Virginia

Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci M. Cook is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The case was investigated by the Greater Harrison Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force and the West Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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