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

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Ohio County man pleads guilty to heroin trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Rainell Peter Freeman, 25, of Wheeling, West Virginia, pled guilty to distributing heroin, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Freeman admitted to distributing heroin in Ohio County, West Virginia in April 2016 and pled guilty to two counts of “Distribution of Heroin.” He faces 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 David J. Perri prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Drug Trafficking
Updated December 6, 2016