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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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

March 17, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wheeling Resident Sentenced
on Marijuana Conspiracy Charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 24 year old Wheeling, West Virginia, resident was sentenced today (March 17, 2011) in United States District Court in Wheeling, by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: JOHN C. KILLEEN was sentenced to 51 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. KILLEEN entered a plea of guilty on November 30, 2010, to one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana from June to October 9, 2009, in the Wheeling area. During a search warrant of KILLEEN’s residence on October 9, eleven pounds of marijuana, 414 OxyContin pills, $5,075 in US currency and a Hi-Point 380 semi-automatic firearm were found. As part of his plea, KILLEEN admitted to hs involvement with between 20 and 25 pounds of marijuana and more than 450 OxyContin pills. The firearms and $5,075 of drug proceeds have been forfeited.

KILLEEN 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 and was investigated by the Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force. 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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