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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Former elementary school guidance counselor sentenced for painkiller distribution

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Kristyn Elizabeth Fetcko, 34, of Wheeling, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for selling oxycodone while employed as a guidance counselor at Ritchie Elementary School, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

An investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, revealed that Fetcko sold oxycodone from her Wheeling home as part of a painkiller distribution network led by Brian Schultz, 38, of Triadelphia, West Virginia. Most recently, Fetcko was discovered in possession of oxycodone in January 2014.

As part of her sentence, Fetcko was also ordered to forfeit her interest in nearly $3,905.00 in U.S. currency. She pled guilty in September 2014 to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney John Parr prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp presided.

Updated January 8, 2016