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

Monday, April 2, 2018

Marshall County man admits to drug charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Carl N. Hooker, of Moundsville, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Hooker, age 56, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute and to Possess with the Intent to Distribute Oxycodone.” Hooker admitted to conspiring with others to distribute oxycodone, from 2009 to November 2017 in Marshall County. 

Hooker faces up to 20 years incarceration 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. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, is investigating. 
U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs
Updated April 2, 2018