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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Marion County man sentenced for cocaine distribution

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Bennie Kyle, 61, of Fairmont, West Virginia, was sentenced to 27 months in prison for distributing cocaine near Fairmont State University, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Kyle sold cocaine in June 2015 in Marion County, WV near Fairmont State University. He pled guilty in March 2016 to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Three Rivers Drug Task Force investigated.

U.S. District Irene M. Keeley presided.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated July 5, 2016