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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, January 13, 2014

Steubenville Man Convicted On Cocaine Trafficking Charge


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Defendant faces up to Thirty Years in Prison

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - A 42-year old Ohio man was convicted last week by a federal jury for conspiracy to distribute cocaine in the Northern District of West Virginia and in Jefferson County, Ohio.

United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced that MICHAEL T. MCGEE, of Steubenville, was convicted of the felony offense of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Cocaine” after a three-day jury trial before Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. MCGEE, who has prior convictions for armed robbery and cocaine and marijuana trafficking, was found to have conspired with co-defendant Ronald Snider and others, to distribute cocaine, from November of 2012 to June of 2013.

MCGEE, who is in custody pending sentencing, faces up to 30 years imprisonment and a $2,000,000 fine.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. and investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Steubenville Police Department.

Updated January 7, 2015