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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

March 5, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Another Member of Oxycodone Organization
Sentenced in Federal Court

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 63-year old Triadelphia, West Virginia, resident was sentenced on March 5, 2012, in United States District Court in Wheeling by Judge Frederick P. Stamp.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: FRED WILDERN, JR., also known as “Fast Freddy”, was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. WILDERN entered a plea of guilty on December 19, 2011, to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone” from February of 2010 to March 26, 2011. WILDERN, who is free on bond, will self-report to the designated Federal institution on May 7, 2012.

WILDERN was one of the organizations mid-level dealers of pills and admitted selling up to 1,800 oxycodone bills. As part of his plea, WILDERN agreed to the forfeiture $7,200 which constituted drug proceeds.

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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