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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

February 24, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wheeling Woman Sentenced in Federal Court
for Selling Dying Husband’s Pain Medication

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 43-year old Wheeling, West Virginia, woman was sentenced on February 22, 2012, in United States District Court in Wheeling by Judge Frederick P. Stamp.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: MILDRED KIRKPATRICK was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. KIRKPATRICK entered a plea of guilty on December 19, 2011, to one count of distribution of oxycodone on May 9, 2011, in Moundsville, West Virginia. As part of her plea, KIRKPATRICK admitted selling oxycodone and making approximately $3,000 per month, selling 20% to 30% of her dying husband’s pain medication. KIRKPATRICK was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr and was investigated by the West Virginia State Police-Bureau of Criminal Investigations.

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