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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ohio Man Convicted Of Selling Heroin Near Local Playground

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Tara Tighe, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Jewan Kyle, 28, of Cleveland, Ohio, was convicted of distributing heroin near Bloch Playground on Wheeling Island, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

Kyle, who has multiple prior felony drug convictions, pled guilty today to one count of “Distribution of Heroin Within 1000’ of a Protected Location” after an investigation by the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative. The Task Force is comprised of the West Virginia State Police, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Department, the Wheeling Police Department, and the United States Drug Enforcement Administration.

Kyle, who will remain in custody pending sentencing, faces between one and forty years in prison and fine of up to $2,000,000.00. 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 defendants.

United States Attorney William Ihlenfeld, II prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 7, 2015