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

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Ohio man convicted of heroin, crack cocaine trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Devon J. Ball, 29, of Columbus, Ohio, was convicted in federal court today of heroin and crack cocaine trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

An investigation by the West Virginia State Police revealed that throughout October and November 2014, Ball repeatedly conspired with others to possess and distribute heroin and crack cocaine in Marshall County, West Virginia.

Ball pled guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin and Cocaine Base.” 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. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

Updated January 8, 2016