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Cleveland men admit to drug distribution

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Dorion D. McMullen, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Dennis D. Chapman, also of Cleveland, have admitted to drug distribution charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

McMullen, also known as “Caesar,” age 28, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base.” McMullen admitted to selling cocaine in Ohio County in December 2017.

Chapman, also known as “Kobe,” age 26, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base Within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” He admitted to selling cocaine near Pulaski Playground in Ohio County, West Virginia, in January 2018.

McMullen faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000. Chapman faces up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,0000. 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 Steven L. Vogrin is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.
U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.

Updated October 31, 2018

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