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Ohio Man Indicted 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 indicted on charges of distributing heroin in Marshall County, according to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II.

Lionel Jacquel “Kilo” HOLLINGSWORTH, 25 year old, of Marietta, OH, has been charged with two counts of “Distribution of Heroin”, one count of “Interstate Travel in Aid to a Racketeering Enterprise” and one count of “Use of a Telephone to Facilitate the Distribution of Heroin.”

HOLLINGSWORTH is alleged to have sold heroin in Moundsville, W. Va. on two occasions in November and December of 2013 to a confidential informant. He faces up to 20 years in prison for each distribution charge, up to 5 years in prison on the racketeering charge and up to 4 years in prison on the telephone count.

This case is being investigated by the Marshall County Drug Task Force, which includes officers and agents from the Glen Dale Police Department, the Marshall County Sheriff’s Department, the Moundsville Police Department, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

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. The charges contained in the Indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated January 7, 2015