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Wheeling man admits to cocaine charge

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Gregory A. Voltz, Jr., of Wheeling, West Virginia, has admitted to distributing cocaine, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.

Voltz, age 35, pled guilty to three counts of “Distribution of Cocaine Base Within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” Voltz admitted to selling cocaine near Jensen Playground in Wheeling in  February 2018. 

Voltz faces at least one and up to 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000 for each count. 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 Stephen L. Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the West Virginia State Police investigated. 

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

Updated June 18, 2019

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