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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Ohio County woman convicted of heroin trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Tracy McWhorter, 35, of Triadelphia, West Virginia, was convicted of heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

McWhorter pled guilty to a criminal Information charging her with one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” She further admitted to violations of a period of supervised release stemming from a previous conviction. As a result of the plea agreement executed today, McWhorter will be sentenced to 24 months in prison.

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney John Parr prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Wheeling Police Department, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Updated January 8, 2016