Marshals accuse woman in New York of helping cocaine dealer behind largest-ever West Virginia bust

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U.S. marshals have arrested a woman in New York City accused of helping fugitive and convicted drug dealer Eugene Cobbs escape from a federal prison camp in West Virginia in April.

Jamie Angel Clayton, 39, Edgewater, N.J., was arrested Thursday and is under indictment in Clarksburg, W.Va., on charges of aiding Mr. Cobbs, who remains on the run after walking away from FCI Morgantown on April 10.

Mr. Cobbs is charged in the same indictment with escape.

Mr. Cobbs' small plane crashed in Wheeling in 2004 and he disappeared, leaving behind 525 pounds of cocaine. Marshals caught him four years later in Mexico.

Sentenced to 151 months, he was transferred to the prison camp in February from a federal penitentiary in New Jersey and was scheduled for release in 2019.

Federal court documents do not specify how Ms. Clayton is believed to have helped him or how she was caught.

After a brief appearance in court, she was ordered held pending a detention hearing.

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Torsten Ove: tove@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1510.


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