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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

New Jersey man convicted of oxycodone trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Marshall County, West Virginia resident Dennis Ferretti, 37, originally of Wenonah, New Jersey, was convicted today of prescription painkiller trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Throughout 2014 and 2014, Ferretti conspired with other individuals to possess and distribute oxycodone in Wetzel and Marshall Counties in West Virginia. He pled guilty today to one count of “Drug Conspiracy - Oxycodone.” He faces between 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 Jarod Douglas prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the West Virginia State Police let the investigation.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp presided.

Updated January 8, 2016