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

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Ohio man convicted of heroin, cocaine trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Rayshawn L. Ball, 31, of Columbus, Ohio, was convicted in federal court on heroin and cocaine trafficking charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

An investigation by the Marshall County Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, revealed that Ball engaged in heroin and cocaine trafficking in Ohio County, West Virginia throughout late 2014 and early 2015.

Ball pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Schedule I and Schedule II Controlled Substances.” He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000.00. 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 Sarah Montoro prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 8, 2016