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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Marshall County man sentenced for drug distribution charge

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – William A. Novick, of McMechen, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 15 months incarceration for fentanyl distribution, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Novick, age 35, of McMechen, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of a Fentanyl in Proximity to a Protected Location” in September 2017. Novick admitted to selling fentanyl near Center McMechen Elementary School in Marshall County in February 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr., prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.
 

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Opioids
Updated March 13, 2018