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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 – Quaison Maurice Harris, of Willoughby Hills, Ohio, was sentenced today to 41 months of incarceration for a drug charge, Acting United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard announced.

Harris, also known as “Action,” age 35, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base within 1000 feet of a Protected Location” in November 2020. Harris admitted to selling cocaine near Belle Isle Playground on Wheeling Island 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 and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, which includes the Drug Enforcement Administration, West Virginia State Police, 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.

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Updated April 21, 2021

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