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September 20, 2011


Moundsville Resident Sentenced on Drug Charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 26 year old Moundsville, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on September 19, 2011, in United States District Court in Wheeling by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that JACOB L. NEWLEN was sentenced to 57 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. NEWLEN entered a plea of guilty on July 5, 2011, to one count of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone from January of 2011 to March 26, 2011, in the Marshall County, West Virginia, area.

As part of the David Kidd investigation, NEWLEN was identified as a distributor of oxycodone 30 mg pills from his Moundsville residence. On March 26, 2011, a federal search warrant was executed at NEWLEN’s residence and agents seized $1,213 in US currency, a Hi-Point 9mm rifle, an LG cell phone, some marijuana and oxycodone pills. NEWLEN admitted being supplied pills on multiple occasions in increments of as much as 100 at a time, routinely
for nearly three months, by numerous members of the Kidd organization.

NEWLEN 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 Crimes 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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