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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Cleveland man pleads guilty to distributing crack cocaine on Wheeling Island

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Anton Demetrius Matthews, 32, of Cleveland, Ohio, pled guilty to crack cocaine distribution in federal court today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Matthews pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base Within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” He admitted to selling crack cocaine on Wheeling Island near Madison Elementary School. He faces up to forty years in prison and a fine of up to $2,000,000. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated August 25, 2016