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

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Ohio man pleads guilty to cocaine distribution

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Eric Alexander Young, 37, of Bridgeport, Ohio, was convicted of cocaine distribution today, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.


Young pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine.” He faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000. 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 Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the West Virginia State Police investigated.


U.S. Magistrate Judge James E. Seibert presided.

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