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Ohio County men admit to drug charges

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Quavonte Pugh and Caveizz Cunningham, both of Wheeling, West Virginia, have admitted to drug charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Pugh, also known as “Q,” age 22, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” Pugh admitted to selling cocaine base near Jenson Playground in January 2018 in Ohio County

Cunningham, age 24, pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine Base.” Cunningham admitted to conspiring to distribute heroin and cocaine base in January 2018 in Ohio County.

Pugh faces up 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000. Cunningham faces up to 20 years incarceration 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 Stephen L. Vogrin is prosecuting the cases 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 August 28, 2018

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