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Oxycodone trafficking indictment returned

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

MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Suhip E. Ebrahim, 26, of Bridgeport, West Virginia, and Ronnell A. Williams, 41, of Wheeling, West Virginia, with oxycodone trafficking, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Ebrahim and Williams allegedly conspired to possess and sell oxycodone throughout 2015 and 2016 in Ohio County, West Virginia. Specifically, Williams is alleged to have sold oxycodone on multiple occasions in February 2016. Ebrahim was arrested in Wheeling earlier this month after he was discovered to be in possession of a large quantity of oxycodone pills. Following his arrest, a federal judge ordered that Ebrahim be detained pending trial.

Both defendants are charged with one count of “Conspiracy to Distribute Oxycodone.” Ebrahim is further charged with one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Oxycodone.” Williams is further charged with three counts of “Distribution of Oxycodone.” The defendants each face up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1,000,000 on each of the aforementioned counts. 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. Attorneys Robert McWilliams and Jarod Douglas are prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, the Marshall County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, and the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, all HIDTA-funded initiatives, are investigating.

An indictment is merely an accusation. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Updated March 16, 2016

Topic
Drug Trafficking