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Ohio man sentenced for selling cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of West Virginia

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Shuntaze Harvey, of Garfield Heights, Ohio, was sentenced yesterday to 12 months and 1 day of incarceration for a drug charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Harvey, age 23, pled guilty to one count of “Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1000 feet of a Protected Location” in October 2020. Harvey admitted to selling cocaine near Wheeling Center Catholic High School in Wheeling in February 2020.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Shawn M. Adkins and Clayton J. Reid prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, which includes the Drug Enforcement Administration, West Virginia State Police, the Ohio County Sheriff’s Office, and the Wheeling Police Department, investigated. The U.S. Marshal Service, Columbus Police Department Gang Crimes Unit, the Martins Ferry Police Department, and the Bellaire Police Department also assisted.

U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated April 16, 2021

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