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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 23, 2015

Ohio County woman sentenced for heroin trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Tracy McWhorter, 35, of Triadelphia, West Virginia, was sentenced in federal court today for heroin trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

McWhorter pled guilty in June 2015 to a criminal Information charging her with one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” At that time, she further admitted to violations during a period of supervised release stemming from a previous conviction. She was sentenced today to 12 months in prison for the heroin trafficking charge and 12 months in prison for the supervised release violation, for a total of 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