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

Monday, July 30, 2018

Philadelphia man and Wheeling man admit to drug charges

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – James R. Stewart, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Deion J. Jones, of Wheeling, West Virginia, have admitted to a drug distribution charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Stewart, also known as James R. Steward, Jr., age 32, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine.” Stewart admitted to selling cocaine in Ohio County in November 2017.

Jones, age 27, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone.” Jones admitted to selling oxycodone in Ohio County in June 2015.

Stewart and Jones each face up to 20 years incarceration 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 Robert H. McWilliams, Jr., is prosecuting the cases on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated. 

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

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Updated July 30, 2018