2 Monongalia County residents plead guilty to federal drug charges


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Two Monongalia County residents admitted to being involved in a drug distribution operation.

Clifford “Mike” Nethken, 45, of Morgantown, pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting distribution of cocaine base.  Nethken admitted to working with another person to sell cocaine base in Monongalia County in April 2018, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Bonnie Jo Korzun, 39, of Granville, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of heroin.  Korzun admitted to selling heroin in Monongalia County in May 2018, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Nethken and Korzun each face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

The Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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