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

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Moundsville, WV man convicted of cocaine trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Kenneth L. Smith, 26, of Moundsville, West Virginia, was convicted in federal court today of selling crack cocaine, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

An investigation by the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, revealed that Smith sold crack cocaine in November 2013 in Ohio County, West Virginia.

Smith pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. 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 David Perri is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.
U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated January 8, 2016