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Ohio man admits to cocaine distribution

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Mustafa Ali Vaughn, of Canal Winchester, Ohio, has admitted to drug distribution, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Vaughn, also known as “Moose” and “Fargo,” age 38, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1000 feet of a Protected Location.” Vaughn admitted to selling cocaine near Luau Manor in Ohio County in May 2019.

Vaughn faces at least one and up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000. 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 Shawn M. Adkins is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.

Updated December 19, 2019

Drug Trafficking