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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 6, 2015

Ohio man convicted of heroin trafficking


WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Stephen Mynatt, 31, of Cleveland, Ohio, was convicted in federal court today of selling heroin in Marshall County, West Virginia in April 2014, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Mynatt pled guilty today to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Heroin.” 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 Randy Bernard prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Marshall County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp presided.

Updated January 8, 2016