A local man who was part of
a Michigan-to-Morgantown oxycodone distribution ring was
sentenced Thursday in U.S.
District Court.

Codey Bonnette, 26, of Morgantown, will serve 41 months in prison for his role in the
enterprise, U.S. Attorney Bill
Powell said.

Bonnette was sentenced in Clarksburg by U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley.

He was among 33 people rounded up last June in an underco-
ver operation led by the Mon
Valley Drug and Violent Crime
Task Force.

Police agencies from Morgantown, Star City and Granville assisted in the investigation, along with the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Department.

The drugs were brought from the Detroit area to north-central West Virginia.

Bonnette pleaded guilty to one count of distributing oxycodone in Monongalia County in
Sept. 2015.

The investigation yielded a 129-count indictment, plus “hundreds of thousands of pills,” as one official said, after the arrests were announced.

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