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

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Monongalia County woman sentenced for drug distribution charge

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Hollie Jo Exline, of Dellslow, West Virginia, was sentenced today to time served and six months home detention, to be followed by six months of supervised release, for a drug distribution charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Exline, age 23, pled guilty to one count of “Unlawful Use of Communication Facility” in September 2017. Exline admitted to using a phone to distribute and assist in a conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. The crime occurred in Monongalia County in February 2017.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Mon Metro Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

The investigation was funded by the federal Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Program (OCDETF). The OCDETF program supplies critical federal funding and coordination that allows federal and state agencies to work together to successfully identify, investigate, and prosecute major interstate and international drug trafficking organizations and other criminal enterprises.

Senior U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated January 31, 2018