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Ohio Man Sentenced For Heroin Distribution

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: Tara Tighe, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Lionel Hollingsworth, 25, of Marietta, Ohio, was sentenced today to 23 months in prison for heroin distribution, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

An investigation by the Marshall County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, revealed that Hollingsworth sold heroin in November 2013 near Moundsville, West Virginia. He pled guilty in August 2014 to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Bernard prosecuted the case on behalf of the government.

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

Updated January 7, 2015