Wheeling man admits to drug charges
WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Tysaun A. Pugh, of Wheeling, West Virginia, has admitted to drug charges, United States Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Pugh, also known as “Chubbs,” age 20, pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Heroin within 1,000 Feet of a Protected Location.” Pugh admitted to selling heroin near Jensen Playground in January 2018 in Ohio County.
Pugh faces up 40 years incarceration and a fine of up to $2,000,000. 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 Stephen L. Vogrin is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government. The Drug Enforcement Administration and the Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.
Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp, Jr., presided.