Two men sentenced for drug distribution
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Two men were sentenced in federal court today for heroin, cocaine, and crack cocaine distribution charges, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.
Anton Demetrius Matthews, 33, of Cleveland, Ohio, was sentenced to 71 months in prison for distributing crack cocaine on Wheeling Island near Madison Elementary School. He pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Cocaine Base Within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.”
Mark Louis Flint, 31, of Cleveland, Ohio, was sentenced to 30 months in prison for distributing heroin and cocaine in Ohio County, West Virginia in October 2015. He pled guilty to one count of “Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute and to Distribute Schedule I and Schedule II Controlled Substances.”
Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Perri prosecuted the Matthews case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Randolph J. Bernard prosecuted the Flint case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.
U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.