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

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Florida Resident Sentenced In Pill Conspiracy

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 32 year old Deland, Florida, resident was sentenced on February 4, 2013, in United States District Court in Wheeling by Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. for her role in a Florida to West Virginia pill ring.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that: DANA K. DEEM was sentenced to 37 months imprisonment to be followed by three years of supervised release. DEEM entered a plea of guilty on November 28, 2012, to “Conspiracy to Distribute Schedule II Controlled Substances” from March of 2012 to September 12, 2012, in Moundsville. DEEM was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal pending designation to a Federal institution.

In a joint investigation, involving the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, the DEA, United State Postal Service, and the West Virginia State Police, beginning in the spring of
2012, agents received information that ROUPE’s apartment in Marshall County was being used to distribute pills being brought to West Virginia from Florida typically via rental vehicles. During the investigation, two traffic stops occurred during which $5,500 in drug proceeds were seized which will be forfeited to the United States as proceeds from the drug activity.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney John C. Parr.

Updated January 7, 2015