Leader of Drug Ring Pleads Guilty to Federal charge

Leader of Drug Ring Pleads Guilty to Federal charge

The leader of a large drug trafficking organization was convicted in Federal court and now faces a lengthy prison sentence.
MARTINSBURG, Wv. – The leader of a large drug trafficking organization was convicted in Federal court and now faces a lengthy prison sentence.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that 33-year-old Cedric Malachi Jones also known as “BG,” of South Ozone Park, New York, and formerly of Palm Coast, Florida, entered a plea of guilty to “Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine.” At the request of the government, officials say Jones remains in custody pending sentencing, at which time he will face up to 20 years in prison.

Jones was the leader of a group that caused controlled substances to be transported from other parts of the country to Keyser, West Virginia, for redistribution. The case was investigated by the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, which consists of officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

This prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant United States Attorney Jarod J. Douglas. It was investigated by the Potomac Highlands Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, which consists of officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigations.


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