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Ohio County man sentenced for cocaine charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Kevin J. Pugh, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 15 months incarceration for a cocaine charge, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Pugh, age 38, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location” in June 2018. Pugh admitted to selling cocaine near Bloch Playground in October 2017 in Ohio County. 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted 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. The United States Marshals Service made the arrest.
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated September 25, 2018

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