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Marion County, WV woman pleads guilty to cocaine trafficking

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

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Bertha Horton, 55, of Fairmont, West Virginia, pled guilty to cocaine trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Horton, also known as “Peaches,” sold cocaine in May 2014 near East Fairmont Junior High School in Marion County, West Virginia. She pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.” She faces between one and forty years in prison 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 Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Three Rivers Drug Task Force investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Updated April 19, 2016

Drug Trafficking