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Ohio County man sentenced to nearly five years for drug charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Quashad Maurante Pugh, of Wheeling, West Virginia, was sentenced today to 57 months incarceration for distributing cocaine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Pugh, also known as “Q” and “Quavo,” age 23, pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location” in February 2018. Pugh distributed cocaine near Jensen 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, investigated. 
Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. presided.

Updated December 6, 2021

Drug Trafficking