Ohio County man admits to drug charge
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Quashad Maurante Pugh, of Wheeling, West Virginia, has admitted to distributing cocaine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Pugh, also known as “Q” and “Quavo,” age 23, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” Pugh distributed cocaine near Jensen Playground in October 2017 in Ohio County.
Pugh faces up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000. 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 Stephen L. Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, are investigating.
Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.