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

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Pittsburgh man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

CLARKSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA – Nyzhon N. Bell, 19, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, was convicted of heroin distribution today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Bell pled guilty to one count of “Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.” He faces up to twenty 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 Traci M. Cook prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Greater Harrison County Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Michael John Aloi presided.

Drug Trafficking
Updated December 21, 2016