Skip to main content
Press Release

Cleveland man sentenced for selling heroin and fentanyl

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Andre Cornell Diggs, of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, was sentenced today to 41 months of incarceration for a drug charge, Acting U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Diggs, also known as “Dre” and “Big Homie,” age 39, pled guilty in December 2020 to one count of “Distribution of Heroin and Fentanyl within 1000 feet of a Protected Location.” Diggs admitted to selling a heroin and fentanyl mixture near Riverview Towers in Wheeling in December 2019.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shawn M. Adkins and Clayton J. Reid prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, which includes the Drug Enforcement Administration, West Virginia State Police, Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wheeling Police Department, investigated. The U.S. Marshal Service, Columbus Police Department Gang Crimes Unit, the Martins Ferry Police Department, and the Bellaire Police Department also assisted.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Related case here:

Updated June 15, 2021

Drug Trafficking