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: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist
July 31, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wheeling Resident Enters Plea to
Maintaining a Residence to Distribute Prescription Pills
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 32-year old Wheeling, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on July 30, 2012, in United States District Court in Wheeling before Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr.
United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: TRACY MCWHORTER entered a plea of guilty to one count of “Maintaining a Drug-Involved Premise” in Wheeling from December 2, 2011, to March 30, 2012, to distribute oxycodone and Opana (oxymorphone) pills. MCWHORTER, who is free on bond pending sentencing, faces up to 20 years imprisonment and a $500,000 fine.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr and investigated by the Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force and the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department. The Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime 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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