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Ohio Man Convicted On Heroin Distribution Charges

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

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Matthew Lyman, Public Affairs Specialist/Community Outreach Coordinator

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – An Ohio man has been convicted on charges of distributing heroin in Hancock County, according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.

Marcel D. WEAVER, age 29, of East Liverpool, Ohio, entered a plea of guilty before Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert to the distribution heroin within 1,000 feet of Allison Elementary School in Chester, West Virginia. WEAVER was part of a conspiracy to distribute heroin and other drugs in Hancock County and elsewhere between August and December of 2013.

WEAVER, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to forty years in prison, a $2 million dollar fine and six years of supervised release.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin and investigated by the Hancock Brooke-Weirton Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, an Appalachia HIDTA-funded unit. The case began with a tip provided by the Youngstown, Ohio, office of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

Updated January 7, 2015