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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Illegal Alien admits to drug trafficking

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Hashim Hussein, a citizen of Kuwait, has admitted to selling cocaine near West Virginia University, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Hussein, also known as “Kuwait,” age 21, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Hydrochloride within 1000 Feet of Protected Location.” Hussein admitted to selling cocaine hydrochloride, also known as “Coke,” in December 2019 near the campus of West Virginia University in Monongalia County.

Hussein faces at least one and up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000.  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. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The FBI and Mon Metro Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michal John Aloi presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 25, 2020