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Two Sentenced For Distributing Heroin Near Local School

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: Tara Tighe, Public Affairs Specialist

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Marcel D. Weaver, 30, of East Liverpool, Ohio, and Holly D. Keyes, 26, of Chester, West Virginia, were sentenced for distributing heroin near a local elementary school, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced today.

An investigation by the Hancock, Brooke, and Weirton Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, revealed that Weaver and Keyes sold heroin near Allison Elementary School in Chester, West Virginia. They each pled guilty in June 2014 to one count of "Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Heroin Within 1,000 Feet of a protected Location."

Weaver was sentenced to 51 months in prison. Keyes was sentenced to 21months in prison.

Assistant U.S. Steve Vogrin prosecuted the cases on behalf of the government.

Chief U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey presided.

Updated January 7, 2015