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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, May 2, 2016

Harrison County, WV man pleads guilty to oxycodone trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Suhip E. Ebrahim, 26, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, pled guilty in federal court in Wheeling today to oxycodone trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Ebrahim conspired with at least one other individual to possess and sell oxycodone throughout 2015 and 2016 in Ohio County, West Virginia. Specifically, Ebrahim was arrested in Wheeling in March 2016 after he was discovered to be in possession of a large quantity of oxycodone pills.

Ebrahim pled guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Oxycodone.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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. Attorneys Robert McWilliams and Jarod Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, the Marshall County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, all HIDTA-funded initiatives, investigated.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated May 2, 2016