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Steubenville, Ohio man sentenced for drug charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Leon King, of Steubenville, Ohio, was sentenced today to 18 months incarceration for distributing heroin and cocaine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

King, age 41, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin and Cocaine” in December 2018. King admitted to selling heroin and cocaine in Hancock County in April 2018.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert H. McWilliams, Jr., is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Marshall County Drug & Violent Crimes Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Updated March 25, 2019

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