Monongalia County woman heading to prison for maintaining drug house in Fairmont

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A judge has sentenced a Monongalia County woman for maintaining a drug house.

Brianna Blackman, 23, of Morgantown, was sentenced to 14 months in prison for having a drug-involved premises, according to the United States Attorney’s Office.

Blackman, also known as “BB,” pleaded guilty in October 2017 to one count of maintaining a drug-involved premises.  Blackman admitted to maintaining an apartment in Rhea Terrace in Fairmont for the purpose of distributing oxycodone.  The crime occurred from May to December 2016, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

The Mon Valley Drug and Violent Crime Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, led the investigation.  The Task Force consists of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office; Morgantown Police Department; Star City Police Department; West Virginia State Police; West Virginia University Police Department; Granville Police Department; and the Monongalia County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program.  The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

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