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
October 26, 2011
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Two Ohio Residents Sentenced on Drug Charges
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - Two of the three Ohio residents indicted in a crack conspiracy case were sentenced on October 25, 2011, in United States District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that:
DALLAS ACOFF, age 22, of Cleveland, was sentenced to 41 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. ACOFF entered a plea of guilty on August 24, 2011, to one count of an Indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine between September 24, 2010, and April 19, 2011, in the Wheeling area. ACOFF was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.
NEIL LIESER, age 39, of Martins Ferry, was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. LIESER entered a plea of guilty on August 26, 2011, to one count of an Indictment charging him with maintaining a drug-involved premise for the purpose of distribute crack cocaine from September 24, 2010, to September 29, 2010. As part of his plea, LIESER admitted tod distributing between 11 and 17 grams of crack cocaine and agreed to abandon more than $800 of drug proceeds seized from him. LIESER was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.
The remaining defendant, Michael Dufrasne, is scheduled for sentencing on November 10, 2011.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr and was investigated by the Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, with assistance from the Martins Ferry, Ohio, Police Department. 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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