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

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Wheeling man pleads guilty to oxycodone distribution

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Ronnell A. Williams, 41, of Wheeling, West Virginia, pled guilty to distributing oxycodone in federal court today, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Williams admitted to distributing oxycodone in Ohio County, WV in February 2016. He pled guilty to one count of “Distribution of Oxycodone.”

He faces up to twenty years in prison and a fine of 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 Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Ohio Valley Drug and Violent Crime Task Force, a HIDTA-funded initiative, investigated.

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

Updated August 2, 2016