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CHARLESTON, W.Va. – An Ohio man who distributed heroin in Parkersburg in 2013 pleaded guilty today to a federal drug charge, announced U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin.  Marion Alonvo Felder, 30, of Upper Sandusky, Ohio, pleaded guilty to distribution of heroin before United States District Judge John T. Copenhaver, Jr. in Charleston.  

On three occasions between September and October of 2013 Felder sold heroin to a confidential informant working with police in Parkersburg.  Felder admitted coming to Parkersburg from Marion, Ohio in early 2013 to distribute heroin in the area.  Felder faces up to 20 years in federal prison when he is sentenced on September 8, 2014.

The Parkersburg Police Department and the Washington County, Ohio Major Crimes Task Force conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Hanks is in charge of the prosecution.

This case is being prosecuted as part of an ongoing effort led by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia to combat the illicit sale and misuse of prescription drugs and heroin.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office, joined by federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, is committed to aggressively pursuing and shutting down illegal pill trafficking, eliminating open air drug markets, and curtailing the spread of opiate painkillers and heroin in communities across the Southern District. 


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