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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, September 29, 2016

Wheeling Island man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Justin Thomas Mann, 28, of Wheeling Island, pled guilty to heroin distribution in federal court in Wheeling today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Mann pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin.” He admitted to selling heroin in Ohio County during February 2016. He faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine up to $1,000,000.

Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy J. Bernard and Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Martin, also of the West Virginia Attorney General’s Office, prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force investigated. 

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

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated September 29, 2016