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

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Pennsylvania man sentenced for cocaine distribution

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Ralph Gaston, 25, of Monroeville, Pennsylvania was sentenced to 77 months in prison for cocaine distribution, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Gaston admitted to distributing cocaine in Harrison County, WV. He pled guilty in February 2016 to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base.”

Assistant United States Attorney Zelda E. Wesley prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated August 4, 2016