Two Harrison County residents were arrested on September 20 in accordance to indictments returned by a federal grand jury, according to a news release from U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, Northern District of West Virginia.
Evan Michael Shaw, 22 of Bridgeport, was named in a five-count indictment charging him with two counts of distribution of heroin; one count of possession with intent to distribute heroin; one count of distribution of buprenorphine within 1,000 feet of W.Va. Junior College; and one count of distribution of buprenorphine, officials said.
The U.S. Attorney's Office is seeking to forfeit $906 in U.S. currency which constitutes proceeds obtained from the illegal activity as well as four cellular phones, according to the news release.
Shaw faces up to 20 years in prison on the three heroin distribution and possession charges, up to 10 years in prison on the buprenorphine distribution charge, and up to 20 years in prison on the buprenorphine distribution within 1,000 feet of W.Va. Junior College charge, according to the news release.
Michael John Luther Griffin, 34 of Clarksburg, was named in a three-count indictment, charging him with two counts of distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of the North View Elementary School; and one count of distribution of heroin within 1,000 feet of the Oakmound Apartments. Officials said Griffin faces up to 40 years in prison on each charge.
Both Griffin and Shaw appeared before Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert and were each released on bond pending their arraignments on September 25, 2013, before Magistrate Judge John S. Kaull, according to the news release.