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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, June 1, 2015

Ohio woman convicted of heroin trafficking

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Amanda Elaine Wright, 29, of East Liverpool, Ohio, was convicted of heroin trafficking today in federal court, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Wright collaborated with other individuals to possess and distribute heroin in Hancock County, West Virginia throughout 2013 and 2014.

Wright pled guilty today to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin.” She faces up to 20 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 Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Hancock, Brooke, Weirton Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, led the investigation.

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

Updated January 8, 2016