“Leader” enters plea in drug pipeline to Morgantown

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — A Philadelphia, Pennsylvania man faces a multimillion dollar fine and 4 decades in prison for drug charges in north central West Virginia.

Juwan Robert Woods, 32, was convicted in federal court Thursday, blamed for being the ring leader of a drug pipeline from Philadelphia to Morgantown.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s office, Woods, known as Whiz, orchestrated the trafficking of heroin and prescription painkillers into West Virginia.

Woods pleaded guilty in federal court to aiding and abetting the distribution of oxycodone within 1,000 feet of a protected location.

Prosecutors say he sold oxycodone near Wiles Hill Playground in May 2014.

Woods was one of 20 people in a November 2014 federal drug indictment.

He could go to prison for 40 years and be fined $2,000,000.