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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Marshall County man convicted of heroin trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – George N. Sidiropolis, 35, of McMechen, West Virginia, was convicted today of heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Throughout 2014 and 2015, Sidiropolis participated in a drug distribution operation in which heroin was transported across state lines from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania into Ohio and Marshall Counties in West Virginia, as well as locations in Ohio, for redistribution and sale.

Sidiropolis pled guilty today a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin.” He faces up to 20 years in prison 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 Stephen Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated January 8, 2016