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Two Individuals Arrested On Drug Charges

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

1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Chris Zumpetta-Parr, Public Affairs Specialist

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WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA - Two individuals were arrested today by agents of the Marshall County Drug Task Force pursuant to an Indictment returned by a Federal Grand Jury on April 16, 2013.

According to United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II:

AMANDA ALLISON, age 26, of Cameron, West Virginia, and TYLER JAY HOYLE, age 22, of Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, were charged with “Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin” from January of 2013 to April 6, 2013, in Cameron. ALLISON was also charged with three counts of “Illegal Use of a Telephone to Facilitate the Distribution of Heroin,” two counts of “Distribution of Heroin,” and, one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone.” The indictment also seeks the forfeiture of a money judgment of $7,500 and $3,100 in currency seized in the investigation, which constitutes proceeds from the drug activity.

ALLISON and HOYLE appeared in court today for an initial appearance. ALLISON was released with conditions and HOYLE was remanded to custody pending a detention hearing.

If convicted, ALLISON and HOYLE face up to 20 years imprisonment and a
$1,000,000 fine on the conspiracy charge. In addition, ALLISON faces up to 4 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine on the phone charges and 20 years imprisonment and a
$1,000,000 fine on the distribution charges.
The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Randolph J. Bernard. The charges contained in the indictment are merely accusations and not evidence of
guilt. The defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated January 7, 2015