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Ohio County man admits to drug charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Travis E. Vossen, of Wheeling, West Virginia, has admitted to a drug charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Vossen, 32, pleaded guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Fentanyl within 1,000 feet of a Protected Location.” Vossen admitted to selling fentanyl near Ritchie Elementary School in Ohio County in May 2021.

Vossen faces at least one year and up to 40 years of incarceration and 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 Clayton J. Reid is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.


Updated September 9, 2021

Drug Trafficking