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Wheeling Man Admits to Selling Cocaine

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

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Chad Askew, 48, of Wheeling, West Virginia, has admitted to the distribution of cocaine.

According to court documents, Askew was selling cocaine in Wheeling in October 2023.

Askew faces up to 20 years in federal prison. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Carly Nogay is prosecuting the case on behalf of the government.

The Ohio Valley Drug Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, and the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated.

U.S. Magistrate Judge James P. Mazzone presided.

Updated June 26, 2024

Drug Trafficking