Ohio County man indicted on drug charges
For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Quashad Maurante Pugh, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 5, 2017 on drug charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Pugh, also known as “Q” and “Quavo,” age 23, was indicted on one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base” and one count of “Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” Pugh is accused of selling cocaine and distributing cocaine near Jensen Playground in October 2017 in Ohio County.
Pugh faces up to 20 years incarceration and a fine of up to $1,000,000 for Count 1, and he faces up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000 for Count 2. 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.
An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
Updated December 15, 2017