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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

Betsy C. Jividen
Acting UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

 

March 8, 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Wheeling Resident Sentenced
on Cocaine Distribution Charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA — A 41 year old Wheeling, West Virginia, resident was sentenced today (March 8, 2010), in United States District Court in Wheeling by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

The United States Attorney’s Office announced that WILLIAM L. BEDWAY was sentenced to 12 months and one day imprisonment to be followed by six years of supervised release. BEDWAY entered a plea of guilty on December 14, 2009, to one count of distribution of cocaine on May 5, 2009, within 1,000 feet of Wheeling Country Day School in Wheeling. As part of his plea, BEDWAY admitted his role in distributing between two and four ounces of cocaine. His co-defendant, Shawn Henderson, was sentenced by the Court last week.

BEDWAY was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a federal institution.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr. The case was investigated by the Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The Task Force consists of officers from the Wheeling Police Department, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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