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Ohio County man admits to methamphetamine distribution

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Benjamin John Woodring, of Wheeling, West Virginia, has admitted to drug distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Woodring, age 24, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Methamphetamine within 1000 feet of a Protected Location.” Woodring admitted to selling methamphetamine near Luau Manor in Ohio County in March 2019.

Woodring faces at least one and 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 Shawn M. Adkins is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

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

Updated December 18, 2019

Drug Trafficking