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Ohio County man sentenced for 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, was sentenced today to 97 months of incarceration for a drug charge, United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld announced.

Vossen, 32, pleaded guilty in September 2021 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.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Clayton J. Reid prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Marshall County Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated April 6, 2022

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