Michigan man pleads guilty to drug distribution charge for incident in Monongalia County


A Michigan man has admitted his role in a drug distribution operation in Monongalia County.

Daron Buford, 31, of Detroit, has admitted to his involvement in a heroin, oxycodone and cocaine distribution operation, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Buford pleaded guilty to one count of aiding and abetting distribution of heroin.  Buford admitted to selling heroin in July 2017 in Monongalia County, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Buford faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million.

The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.  The United States Marshals Service assisted.

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