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Illegal Alien charged with drug trafficking

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Hashim Hussein, a citizen of Kuwait, was indicted today on drug charges, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Hussein, also known as “Kuwait,” age 21, is charged with two counts of “Distribution of Cocaine Hydrochloride within 1000 Feet of Protected Location.” Hussein is accused of selling cocaine hydrochloride, also known as “Coke,” in October and 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 for each count.  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.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated February 4, 2020

Drug Trafficking