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OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA

William J. Ihlenfeld, II
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY


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(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist

November 8, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Ohio Resident Sentenced on Oxycodone Conspiracy Charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 25 year old Martins Ferry, Ohio, resident was sentenced on November 7, 2011, in United States District Court in Wheeling by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that BRANDON MCCORT was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. MCORT entered a plea of guilty on August 29, 2011, to one count of an Indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone from February of 2010 to March 26, 2011.

MCCORT is the 6th defendant sentenced for his role in a multi-state conspiracy involving the distribution of thousands of oxycodone pills. MCCORT was introduced to the leader of the group, David Kidd, in April of 2010, and began receiving pills from Kidd. As part of his plea, MCCORT admitted to selling as many as 4,500 oxycodone pills.

MCCORT was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

The case was prosecuted by USA Ihlenfeld and Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr. The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, the Moundsville Police Department, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, Internal Revenue Service-Criminal Investigation Division, the Martins Ferry Police Department, the Volusia Bureau of Investigations - Central Florida HIDTA, and the Drug Enforcement Administration in Orlando, Florida. The Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force consists of the Wheeling Police Department, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

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