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Marshall County man indicted on drug distribution charges

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Kevin Mark Simms, of Moundsville, West Virginia, was indicted today by a federal grand jury on drug distribution charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Simms, age 63, is charged with one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Oxycodone,” one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone,” and three counts of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Oxycodone.” Simms is accused of distributing oxycodone in Marshall County from July 2017 to December 2017.

Simms faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 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 Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Marshall County 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 October 4, 2018

Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs