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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Ohio woman sentenced for heroin distribution

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Amanda Elaine Wright, 31, of East Liverpool, Ohio was sentenced to 30 months incarceration today for distributing heroin, Acting United States Attorney Betsy Steinfeld Jividen, announced.

Wright collaborated with other individuals to possess and distribute heroin in Hancock County, West Virginia. She pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Heroin.”  

Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen L. Vogrin prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Hancock, Brooke, Weirton Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated January 3, 2017